formerly Lacuna Loft

a nonprofit providing online support & programs for creative coping to young adult cancer patients, survivors, & caregivers


With other young adults who understand what it’s like to face cancer


Young Adult Cancer Hangout
Bringing together young adult cancer survivors and caregivers each month in an informal video hangout where you can chat about anything you’d like.
young adult cancer book club
Looking to read a good book (cancer or not cancer related) and connect with other young adult cancer survivors and caregivers at the same time?
Unspoken Ink: Creative Writing
Designed to take you on a journey through your cancer diagnosis and into your survivorship with a small group of your young adult cancer patient/survivor peers.
Art Workshops
Each Art Workshop is designed to teach you the basics of an art form such as sketching, comics, painting, jewelry making, crafting, and more.
Survivorship Series
Together, 25 young adults facing cancer, go through a 6-week (with a bonus in week 7), online program experience where you’ll hit the highlights of our workshops!
Nourish, Nurture, & Renew
All of us in the helping professions are vulnerable to being overwhelmed with the challenges and pain our clients and patients face.
woman journaling
Join Jean Rowe, LCSW, Certified Journal Therapist, in this journal drop-in designed to help you tune in and reset during a chaotic time.
guys around a table
In this guys-only program, each month we’ll hear from a different community member on a certain topic with a chance for open discussion at the end.
Sign up to receive a journal prompt weekly, straight to your inbox. Take part in some stress free, prompted journaling.
woman on yoga mat
This 6-week program will normalize grief and help you tune-in and connect to your body, mind, and soul through yoga, breathwork, meditation, and other contemplative practices.
game board
Join us for a fun, online evening of games! Do you like games? Are you a young adult cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver?
man typing at laptop on desk
Check out this blog initiative: Write Now with Jean Rowe! Each month, come on over to Young Adult Voices and read everything Jean Rowe, LCSW, Certified Journal Therapist, has to say!

Upcoming Programs

Are you feeling prickly?

Why a cactus society? Like the cactus in our name, the young adults who seek our community are tough; they are strong, adaptive, and resilient.  They thrive in unlikely conditions and with this fortitude comes resilience.

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About Us

We provide a safe space where young adults facing cancer can breathe easier knowing that there are others here who understand what they are facing. Our community offers an escape from the harsh realities of cancer, and an opportunity to cope through creativity and expression, and continue to grow and thrive.

Cactus Cancer Society programs are the fastest and easiest way to connect with other young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.


Be there for that next young adult who is facing cancer and looking for someone who understands.  Show them they are not alone.