We are proud to share the work of our Cactus Cancer Society community writers here on our blog, including this piece, which is part of a series entitled Fresh Ink.Continue reading
Christmas gets a lot of attention this time of year, in all its commercial glory. Loving Christmas isn’t a bad thing, but there are so many other celebrations this time of year that deserve observation and celebration. Sunday started the first night of Hannukah, and while it’s a relatively minor holiday in terms of theology, it’s one that I loved celebrating as a kid. Whether you are religious or not, I hope these suggestions remind you to embrace the small pleasures of the season: secular, religious, and cultural.Continue reading
In Unspoken Ink, one of our most popular programs here at Cactus Cancer Society, our participants write in response to prompts, ranging from pictures to quotes to poetry. We are proud to share the work of our writers here on our blog, including this piece, which is part of a series entitled Fresh Ink.Continue reading
It was a fan favorite last year, so YA Cancer Gabfest is hosting another scavenger hunt this year! No matter where you call home, you can join this completely online scavenger hunt through the free app, Goosechase, brought to you by Cactus Cancer Society and Elephants and Tea!
Who: the young adult cancer community
When: Wednesday, November 30th @ 9:00am PT / 11:00am CT / 12:00pm ET through Wednesday, December 7th @ 9:00am PT / 11:00am CT / 12:00pm ET via Goosechase app.* (*US time zones…please confirm what time this means for where you live)
How does it work?
- First, download the free app, available for Apple and Android.
- Second, sign up for a free account!
- Third, find our game! You can search for “YA Cancer Gabfest 2022 Scavenger Hunt” or use the unique game code “8XB7MD.” Game Password: Gabster2022
- Fourth, complete missions, as many as you’d like or can, within the weeklong time period. Missions are scored individually with bonus points awarded for extra creativity!
We’ve got prizes for the top three scoring winners! (Please note that by participating in the GooseChase game, you agree to let Cactus Cancer Society/Elephants and Tea use anything you upload in the scavenger hunt on social media, our websites, as well as in the scavenger hunt winner announcements at YA Cancer Gabfest.) We’ll be announcing the champions at YA Cancer Gabfest’s After Hours session on Friday, Dec 9, so make sure you’re registered for YA Cancer Gabfest!
We can’t wait to see all your creativity shine through. Happy hunting!
Welcome to the comments and discussion of the Young Adult Cancer Book Club! We are reading The Martian by Andy Weir. This week, we’re reading Chapters 16-17, Pages 226 – 268. Read our participants’ reactions in the comments section below!Continue reading
Is it just me, or is it getting spooky around here? Our Murder Mystery Party is just a week away! But you don’t have to wait to summon up the spirit of ghosts, goblins, and murderers – here are three ways you can get prepare yourself for an epically scary party.Continue reading
This blog is the first in a series we call “Dude, Where’s My Life?” featuring writing and thoughts from the guys in our community.Continue reading
Registration for YA Cancer Gabfest 2022 is now open! Throughout the week of December 5th, we invite you to share, explore, and learn as we socialize and engage with each other.Continue reading
Here at Cactus Cancer Society, we’re always interested in amplifying the voices and experiences of young adults facing cancer, and making sure this population is represented in research. Check out these research opportunities focused on YAs with cancer!Continue reading
One of the first programs we started here at Cactus Cancer was our book club. September’s choice is The Martian by Andy Weir.Continue reading