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We’re one month away from the 18th Annual Climb!

We’re one month away from the 18th Annual Climb!

We’ve had another tough run at YACC this year, losing amazing people in our community like Justin, Megan, Stephenie, Jody, and others. I’m climbing in memory of them, and to give YACC more resources to help their cancer brothers and sisters.

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Survivor Profile
Courtney Fleming

Courtney Fleming

A little bit about you: Name: Courtney Fleming Age: 27 City: Peterborough, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Grade II Ependymoma What year was it? I was told I had a…

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Survivor Profile
Dawn

Dawn

A little bit about you: Name: Dawn Age: 40 City: Toronto, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Uterine Leiomyosarcoma (Lie-yo-my-yo-sarcoma), Stage 3, low-grade. What year was it? What was your age…

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Geoff's Blog
Treason: “He’s a crook” (Part 2)

Treason: “He’s a crook” (Part 2)

Despite the goodwill of charitable supporters and the belief that “it’s a great cause,” the trust and belief we charities are afforded on the revenue side is sharply contrasted with the treasonous accusations levied on the expense side of our organizations.

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Trust: “It’s a great cause” (Part 1)

Trust: “It’s a great cause” (Part 1)

We are excited to share our annual report for our 2015-16 year. It was a year of continued impact on young adults facing the end of their lives just as they’re starting. It was a year of pressure and intensity. It was a year we finished stronger than we started.

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Community Story
10 things you should tell your caregiver

10 things you should tell your caregiver

Here is Jody Mason’s list of things to tell your caregivers to give them some insight into what you’re feeling.

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Community Story
Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 3)

Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 3)

By Elise Bonder Mastering your basic bullet journal is easy, and there is no shame at leaving it at that. But, if you’re the kind of person who likes to…

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Survivor Profile
Alexander Mandarino

Alexander Mandarino

A little bit about you: Name: Alexander Mandarino Age: 22 City: Brampton, ON What was your diagnosis?   Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) What year was it? What was your age at…

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Community Story
Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 2)

Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 2)

By Elise Bonder For the second post in this series, I want to get into why, why, why I bullet journal. The fog is thick—I mean THICK—in this brain of…

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Community Story
Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 1)

Bullet journaling through brain fog (Part 1)

Elise said, “I know that many of you are like me — forgetful, unaware of time, distracted and frustrated that nothing seems to keep your brain in order. In the electronic world, we are so quick to want an app to solve these problems but I’ve found that old-school is working better than anything else. I bullet journal.”

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Survivor Profile
Megan Campbell

Megan Campbell

Sadly, Megan passed away in July 2017. We will remember her sweet nature, contagious spirit, and desire to help others. She leaves a huge legacy here at YACC, and her…

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Survivor Profile
Dreefy (Andrea) Staudinger

Dreefy (Andrea) Staudinger

A little bit about you: Name:  Dreefy (Andrea) Staudinger Age:  38! Aaaaack! City:  Alix/Red Deer, AB What was/is your diagnosis? My first diagnosis was low grade B-cell follicular lymphoma (Aug…

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Geoff's Blog
We failed.

We failed.

Failing to provide Stephenie with the connection she craves is our failure. This is not cancer’s doing; she had time when she was well, we didn’t have a program with spots available for her during that time. That stings in a way we haven’t felt before.

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Community Story
Part 3: Moving forward

Part 3: Moving forward

Krystal Anderson explains her thoughts and actions after being diagnosed with cancer in this three part series.

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Community Story
Part 2: Cancer is different for young adults

Part 2: Cancer is different for young adults

Krystal Anderson explains her thoughts and actions after being diagnosed with cancer in this three part series.

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