Are you between the ages of 18 and 25?! Join us for our next Survivorship Series! In case you haven’t heard of it yet, the Survivorship Series is essentially our favorite programs all wrapped up into one!Continue reading
Welcome to the Survivorship Series!
Together, 25 young adults facing cancer (patients, survivors, or caregivers) will go through a 6-week, online program experience where you’ll hit the highlights of our workshops! You’ll form a tight-knit community and every other week, you’ll take part in a different 2-hour program with the same group of young adults moving together through the series.
In week 1 you’ll join a Creative Art Workshop, in week 3 a Young Adult Cancer Hangout + Game Night, and in week 5 a Creative Writing/Journaling Workshop. In between workshops, you’ll have access to a private Facebook group for your cohort of 25 young adults where you can connect and communicate. You may only take part in the series once, and when you sign up you are committing to taking part in all 6 weeks.
The first round of the Survivorship Series has been scheduled and starts on Wednesday, Feb. 17th!
Week 1: Wednesday, February 17 @ 4 pm PT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET – Creative Art Workshop (a very cool, cactus paper mosaic)
Week 3: Wednesday, March 3 @ 4 pm PT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET – YAC Hangout / Game Night
Week 5: Wednesday, March 17 @ 4 pm PT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET – Journaling/Creative Writing Workshop
Elephants and Tea is the fabulous, young adult cancer magazine on the scene and they have been rocking awesome content since they launched last year. This article, by our CEO Mallory Casperson, is no different. Mallory talks about being isolated in rural American while going through a young adult cancer experience.
Meeting other young adults who have faced cancer in-person is ideal but what if that isn’t possible? What about those young adult cancer survivors who are isolated, inpatient in the hospital following a bone marrow transplant? What about those young adult cancer survivors living rurally and potentially hundreds of miles from the nearest cancer center? What about those young adult cancer survivors treated at a hospital where there is no recognition of young adult and therefore no age-appropriate resources? In these situations and countless others, in order to remove financial, geographic, and medical barriers to survivorship care, offering supportive programming online is imperative. In these situations, online communities can offer that much needed connection to someone who understands what a survivor is facing.
It is not enough to just survive cancer.