Create A Vision Board For 2021

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Kick off 2021 by creating your own Vision Board alongside other young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.  Join us in this online creative workshop to put your hopes, dreams, and goals together into a beautiful collage that you can use for inspiration and a positive focus throughout the year ahead.

This workshop will occur over 2 sessions.  During the first session, on January 26, 2021, you’ll learn about vision boards and begin to create your own vision board.  On February 2, 2021,  you’ll have the opportunity to share your vision for the year ahead with other young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Please commit to both sessions!  Come together with other young adults facing cancer and #LetsMakeStuff!

Who: young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.

When: January 26th and February 2nd @ 4-6 pm PT / 6-8 pm CT / 7-9 pm ET via video chat.

How does it work? There will not be a supply box sent for this workshop and there will be no limit to how many can join.   Make sure you’re signed up on our Program List using the link below and turn on notifications for either (or both) creative art workshops and young adult cancer hangouts.  Those segments of the list will receive an email from Lacuna Loft a few days before the workshop with information on how to join the video chat.  ***You’ll need the link that we’ll provide you, a headset with a microphone, and a webcam.***

Click here to sign up to be notified when this program is announced by choosing it under ‘Programs you’re interested in.’ (Feel free to choose to be notified when other programs are announced too!)

UFO Edition, YAC Hangout!

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Come join a UFO-edition Young Adult Cancer (YAC) Hangout next week!  Join together online with other young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers for an informal meet up via video chat.

What’s UFO you say?  Un-Finished Object!  Have a project you’ve been working on that’s been hanging out unfinished?  Tackle it while hanging out with a group of young adults facing cancer!  Want to just come and hang out?  That’s fine too!

Monday, November 9th from 5:30-7 pm PT / 7:30-9 pm CT / 8:30-10 pm ET!

Interested in joining? Sign up here!  (Just fill out the form and make sure to choose YAC Hangout under the ‘Programs you’re interested in’ section!) If you’ve already filled out this form and selected YAC Hangouts, we’ll automatically send you a zoom link!

Join Another Online Coloring Themed YAC Hangout!

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Come join another coloring-themed Young Adult Cancer (YAC) Hangout this week!  Join together online with other young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers for an informal meet up via video chat.

Tuesday, April 14th from 3-4:30 pm PT / 5-6:30 pm CT / 6-7:30 pm ET!

When you sign up to receive notifications about this program, we will send you a link via email to join the video chat a day ahead of time. You’ll need internet (or data on your phone if you’re out and about) and a webcam, and that’s it! (A webcam can be the one built-in to your computer, smartphone, and/or tablet. Don’t have one built-in? They are super cheap to buy, then all that’s left is to plug it into a USB slot in your computer!)

Interested in joining? Sign up here!  (Just fill out the form and make sure to choose YAC Hangout under the ‘Programs you’re interested in’ section!) If you’ve already filled out this form and selected YAC Hangouts, we’ll automatically send you a zoom link!

Looking for some good coloring pages?  I just googled ‘free adult coloring pages’ and found some great printables!

Join A Coloring Themed YAC Hangout

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Come join a coloring-themed Young Adult Cancer (YAC) Hangout this week!  Join together online with other young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers for an informal meet up via video chat.

Thursday, March 26th from 4-5:30 pm PT / 6-7:30 pm CT / 7-8:30 pm ET!

When you sign up to receive notifications about this program, we will send you a link via email to join the video chat a day ahead of time. You’ll need internet (or data on your phone if you’re out and about) and a webcam, and that’s it! (A webcam can be the one built-in to your computer, smartphone, and/or tablet. Don’t have one built-in? They are super cheap to buy, then all that’s left is to plug it into a USB slot in your computer!)

Interested in joining? Sign up here!  (Just fill out the form and make sure to choose YAC Hangout under the ‘Programs you’re interested in’ section!) If you’ve already filled out this form and selected YAC Hangouts, we’ll automatically send you a zoom link!

Last YAC Hangout Of The Year!

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Come join the last Young Adult Cancer (YAC) Hangout of the year!  Before 2019 comes to a close, join together online with other young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers for an informal meet up via video chat.

Monday, December 23rd from 5:30-7 pm PT / 7:30-9 pm CT / 8:30-10 pm ET!

When you sign up to receive notifications about this program, we will send you a link via email to join the video chat a few days ahead of time. You’ll need internet (or data on your phone if you’re out and about) and a webcam, and that’s it! (A webcam can be the one built-in to your computer, smartphone, and/or tablet. Don’t have one built-in? They are super cheap to buy, then all that’s left is to plug it into a USB slot in your computer!)

Interested in joining? Sign up here!  (Just fill out the form and make sure to choose YAC Hangout under the ‘Programs you’re interested in’ section!) If you’ve already filled out this form and selected YAC Hangouts, we’ll automatically send you a zoom link!

Come Hangout Online With Other YAs Facing Cancer

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Hey there! Looking for a chance to hang out with other young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers? Want to do that without leaving your house? Have no fear, Lacuna Loft has the hookup!

Monday, October 21st from 5:30-7 pm PT / 7:30-9 pm CT / 8:30-10 pm ET, Lacuna Loft will host one of our YAC (Young Adult Cancer) Hangouts! They are online, via video chat, and super informal.

When you sign up to receive notifications about this program, we will send you a link via email to join the video chat a few days ahead of time. You’ll need internet (or data on your phone if you’re out and about) and a webcam, and that’s it! (A webcam can be the one built-in to your computer, smartphone, and/or tablet. Don’t have one built-in? They are super cheap to buy, then all that’s left is to plug it into a USB slot in your computer!)

Interested in joining? Sign up here!  (Just fill out the form and make sure to choose YAC Hangout under the ‘Programs you’re interested in’ section!) If you’ve already filled out this form and selected YAC Hangouts, we’ll automatically send you a zoom link!

There’s A Chance To Hang With Young Survivors Tomorrow!

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Hey there!  Looking for a chance to hang out with other young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers?  Want to do that without leaving your house?  Have no fear, Lacuna Loft has the hookup!

Tomorrow, Feb. 21st from 5-7 pm PT / 7-9 pm CT / 8-10 pm ET, Lacuna Loft will host one of our bi-monthly YAC (Young Adult Cancer) Hangouts!  They are online, via video chat and super informal.  If you sign up, we send you a link via email to join the video chat.  You’ll need internet (or data if you’re out and about) and a webcam, and that’s it!  (Sometimes I get questions about webcams…most computers, smartphones, and tablets have one built in but if not, they are super cheap to buy one and plug it into a USB hole in your computer!)

Interested in joining?  Sign up here!

The Online Watercolor Notecards Workshop

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Update:  Today we were going to tell you about the next online Creative Workshop at Lacuna Loft, a Watercolor Notecards Workshop.  But, here’s the thing.  If you’ve signed up on the interest form before (there is one below), or if you’ve taken part in a previous Creative Workshop, you are on a list of people who get notified a day ahead of time for every workshop announcement.  In the time between letting that list know about this latest workshop and today, the Watercolor Notecards Workshop filled up!  I’m so sorry if you were unable to sign up this time around.  Please sign up on the interest form below so you will also be on that list of people who are notified a little early about every workshop!

Do you like to paint? Do you like to send cards?  Are you a young adult cancer survivor or caregiver?

Welcome to Lacuna Loft’s online Cityscape Watercolor Notecards, the 9th in our #LetsMakeStuff @LacunaLoft series of online workshops!

This workshop is designed to teach you the basics of watercolor.  If you’ve never done this before, you’re in luck!  Aerial will go step-by-step through everything!  If you love watercolor and you’re a real pro already, no problem!  Make some cityscape watercolor notecards! Combine simple drawing with basic watercolor paint to create whimsical cards to send to your friends! No experience necessary to be creative and chat while working on one of the kind stationery!

This workshop is a 2-hour commitment and will occur via video hangout on Monday, February 12th @ 5:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm CT / 8:30 pm ET. 15 young adult cancer survivors and caregivers can join. Can’t make the dates this time? Don’t worry! We’ll offer other Creative Workshops in the coming months!

How does it work? After you sign up below, you’ll receive everything you need to participate in the Cityscape Watercolor Notecards Workshop in the mail! Yep! We’ll send you just about everything you’ll need! Then, Lacuna Loft will send you an email about a week before the workshop with information on how to join the video chat. (Just in case you’re wondering…to join the video chat you’ll need the link that we’ll provide you, a headset with a microphone, and a webcam). That’s it!

 

Sponsored in part by a grant from Genentech and Shire.

Click here to sign up to be notified when this program is announced by choosing it under ‘Programs you’re interested in.’ (Feel free to choose to be notified when other programs are announced too!)

January Young Adult Cancer Hangouts Are Scheduled!

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I am SUPER excited to announce that Lacuna Loft’s 7th program is officially launching in January!  The Young Adult Cancer (YAC) Hangout!  The YAC Hangout will bring together young adult cancer survivors and caregivers each month in an informal video hangout where you can chat about anything you’d like.  From the comfort of your own home, you can connect with other young adults who understand what it’s like to go through young adult cancer.  Talk about cancer, or don’t!  Whatever you want!

Until otherwise announced, the YAC Hangouts will occur on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.  We’ll warn you ahead of time, on Lacuna Loft’s social channels (twitter, facebook, instagram) as well as by email if you sign up below.  If you’ve already signed up, then you’re already set!

In January, the YAC Hangouts will happen on…

Thursday, January 5th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm PST / 8:30 – 10:30 pm EST.

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Thursday, January 19th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm PST / 8:30 – 10:30 pm EST.

How does it work?  After you fill out the form below, you’re signed up for the YAC Hangouts!  These hangouts are informal and unmoderated.  There will be a Lacuna Loft volunteer always present as a guide for the hangout, but these video chats are not a support group and will *not* be led or facilitated by a healthcare provider.  If you need to talk with someone more qualified to handle any anxiety, side-effects, etc. please contact your physician.  Prior to your first YAC Hangout, you will receive a Lacuna Loft email address that you’ll use when attending.  You can use this same email address each time you attend a YAC Hangout.  The Hangouts have a “drop in” policy so no need to alert anyone if you can or cannot make it that week.  Each YAC Hangout is open to any young adult cancer survivor or caregiver who signs up and is available!

What will you need?  A computer (or a smart-phone or tablet), a headset with a microphone, and a webcam.

And, that’s it!  If you haven’t already, sign up below to receive your Lacuna Loft email address and attend our first YAC Hangout!