YACC values: New year edition

YACC values: New year edition

We reflect on YACC’s values each month to keep us connected to our work of helping young adults live with, through, and beyond cancer, but since this is the first meeting of 2019, I want to use them as a guide for how my work can be more effective this year.

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YACC values courage: Suitcase of life

At our monthly team meetings, one of our crew members discusses some of our five values: strength, courage, commitment, heart, and spark. This is Lesley’s reflection from this month’s meeting….

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YACC values our female leaders

We’ve had many amazing board and committee members who have gone above and beyond our expectations, but today I want to focus on the three current ladies: Val Pike, Lynn Zurel and Deidre Ayre (aka Beep).

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YACC values strength and courage

At our monthly team meetings, one of our crew members discusses some of our five values: strength, courage, commitment, heart, and spark. This is Brittany’s reflection from this month’s meeting. Normally, at…

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YACC values survivor courage

Close to half of the people who applied for this event have never been to one of YACC’s national four-day face-to-face events. With over 150 applications received to date, that means 75 people had the courage to reach out and apply to an event hosted by a group of strangers.

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YACC values heart

Angie wanted to shine a spotlight on our COO, Dawn Bishop, who’s a little more behind the scenes but deserves a HUGE shout out for the heart she puts into the organization.

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YACC values courage

Our young adults connect with YACC because they know and feel it’s the right path. It’s tough as they come and they open up and often connect with others just like them and their friends sometimes die. But they keep coming back because they also believe in YACC and the power of the community.They call upon their courage and we are there to give them ours. 

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YACC values strength

Just a week before Christmas, my own strength was tested as my daughter faced her own health crisis. She had lost physical and spiritual strength, and was begging for someone to help refill her cup. So, as any good mama bear would do, I fought and sought until we found a way to get her cup noticed. In the same moment in time, I felt my own strength called upon, and blessedly was able to say the words to get the help that I needed to keep going for her.

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