Category: Help With Cancer and Other Medical Issues
Teen Cancer America is a change agent improving the lives of young people with cancer. We create youth-centered ecosystems supporting young people with cancer, their families, and the hospitals and healthcare professionals who care for them. We partner with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer. We build teen friendly environments, enhancing the hospital experience. We develop standards for age-targeted care, improve collaboration between pediatric and adult specialists and enable dedicated research to improve outcomes and survival for our young people.
The mission of the Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation is to support young adults navigating a cancer diagnosis between the ages of 15 – 39 during and after their treatment by connecting them with each other through various types of social support.
Visit CHSCF.org for all of our program offerings, including our adventure based week in Michigan; Base2Summit.
Base2Summit is a FREE 6 day experience in Northern Michigan where we mix up biking, hiking, canoeing and exploring the Mitten with some down time on one of Michigan's supreme lakes.
*Must be 18 to participate
Babies affected with Turner Syndrome require a lifetime of specialized care beyond the pediatric setting. Obstacles often impede an early diagnosis for girls to receive critical health screenings and timely, life-altering, interventions. The Foundation’s advocacy efforts identify these gaps and give voice to leaders who can make a difference. The vision to improve the understanding of TS and to render support for women and children living with TS is made possible by advancing communications and inspiring relevant interest in this women’s health issue. Legislative advocacy, education, and research are cornerstone to improved outcomes. For more information about Turner Syndrome, please visit https://turnersyndromefoundation.org/welcome/ or call 1-800-594-4585.
SHARE is a nationwide community that brings support, information and the benefit of experience to women diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers and their caregivers. All of our services are free of charge and include helplines, support groups, and educational programs and webinars. Visit us at www.sharecancersupport.org
The Chordoma Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of those affected by chordoma and lead the search for a cure. Chordoma is a rare type of cancer that forms in the bones of the skull and spine and is diagnosed in just one in one million people per year. The Chordoma Foundation envisions a future in which everyone affected by chordoma is able to overcome the disease and maintain their quality of life through better treatments, better care, and a better patient experience.
No family is ever prepared to hear the four worst words: Your child has cancer. Friends of Karen, New York-based and serving families in the NY-TriState area since 1978, is a non-profit with a vision that every child with a life-threatening illness, and his or her family, will have all that they need to keep them stable, functioning and able to cope. Providing financial assistance, illness education and supportive counseling, among other services, our staff of experienced social workers, child life specialists and expressive arts therapists guide families from their child’s diagnosis through treatment, at no cost, so they have more time for what's most important: each other.
Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) supports young adults living with, through, and beyond cancer through digital, local, and national support programs. It is a connection to peers, bridge out of isolation, and source of inspiration. Every cancer, every stage, YACC’s got your back.
A Fresh Chapter is a non-profit organization that facilitates life-changing volunteer and leadership experiences to empower individuals both in the U.S. and abroad impacted by cancer. AFC programs blend volunteerism and meaningful travel to connect cancer patients and caregivers around the globe, and focus on healing the often over-looked emotional scars left by cancer. AFC’s perspective-shifting journeys to places like India, Peru and Kenya help participants reframe adversity and discover a new perspective and purpose in their lives.
Stop Cancer Before It Starts!®
Reducing the cancer mortality rate by focusing individual behaviors, public policy, and research on prevention and early detection
Addressing all preventable cancers across all populations
Making prevention knowledge and early detection services more accessible for people in medically underserved communities
Collaborating with partners to maximize the effectiveness and reach of the prevention and early detection programs and message
Creating an energizing and productive workplace that people want to join
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection
You are not alone—The CancerConnect Online Community is a fully moderated, peer-to-peer support group for cancer patients and caregivers. With over 50,000 members the network offers patients and caregivers a thriving community to support the many ongoing needs from diagnosis to survivorship.