Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) connects young adults facing cancer (and their supporters) with peers who “get it.” YACC is the connection to peers, the bridge out of isolation and a source of inspiration. YACC’s mission is simple; cancer is different for young adults. Any cancer, any stage, YACC’S got your back.
“The isolation was one of the only side effects I couldn’t take a pill for.” — Danielle Taylor, diagnosed with colon cancer at 23.
YACC is able to connect and support young adults (like Danielle) facing cancer by Internet Based programs like the YACC website and numerous Facebook groups and Face to Face programs like Retreat, Retreat Adventure and the Survivor Conference.
This week marks an important one for YACC, as young adults dealing with cancer and their supporters from all over Canada will gather in St. John’s, Newfoundland for the annual Survivor Conference. The Survivor Conference is the biggest reunion of young adult cancer patients, survivors and supporters in Canada. This conference will connect these young adults and give them the opportunity to learn the tools that will help them move forward and beyond the cancer experience. Aside from the tools these young adults will gain by attending the conference, they will also develop friendships and relationships with other young adults dealing with cancer, and this connection is priceless.