FREE Running Program for Cancer Survivors in MD, DC, VA

  Pictured above is Alan (on the right) with his childhood friend Andy.  Since this picture was taken, Andy has run 27 marathons, completed 5 triathlons and has become a certified running coach.  Despite all these accomplishments, Andy always made time to go for a run or walk with Alan,...


FREE Fertility Medications for Female Cancer Patients

  If you are a woman of reproductive age & a US citizen who has received a new cancer diagnosis and wish to undergo fertility preservation PRIOR to the start of cancer treatment, you can now receive certain FREE fertility medications.   Walgreens and Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. are collaborating to provide free access...


Financial Assistance for Pediatric Sarcoma Patients from Dani’s Foundation

Dani’s Foundation not only funds research in hopes of finding the cause of and a cure for pediatric sarcoma, but they can also lend financial assistance to those patients & families who are financially struggling due to a sarcoma diagnosis & treatment.   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always...


SAM Fund helps Young Adult Cancer Survivors

  ATTN:  Young Adult Cancer Survivors You’ve just beaten a diagnosis of cancer and now it’s time to get on with your life. Oh yeah!  But in addition to the common challenges facing most 20 & 30 year olds (like paying off school loans, finding a job, meeting everyday expenses,...


Kickin’ some mASS…

If you are a young adult (ages 15-40) & newly diagnosed with cancer or any sort of tumor or are a loved one of a young adult with tumors, check out mAss Kickers, an amazing resource dedicated to helping serve the young adult cancer community.   What is mAss Kickers? Here’s the...


Fertility & Cancer…

I have met quite a few parents whose children are cancer survivors.  And their journey’s have some major similarities.  First, their child was suddenly diagnosed with cancer and literally started chemotherapy the very next day.  Secondly, in each instance, the oncologists never discussed the longer term affects that cancer treatments...


The Stupid Cancer Show… great for young adults with cancer

I just love this button from stupidcancer.com... but I have to admit, I LOVED Alan’s crazy eyebrows (before chemo)…. but he still looked HOT without them.  I also LOVE the STUPID CANCER SHOW. Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… and here’s what Stupid Cancer Show has to say… “70,000 young adults (15-39) are...


Resources for Young Adults with Cancer

There’s a whole slew of organizations that were specifically created to help adolescents and young adults with cancer (both cancer fighters and survivors).  Young adults are between the ages of 15-39.  Some organizations help young people cope or connect with peers who are going through the same things. Others address topics...


Top 10 Reasons Why I LOVE First Descents Camp

  First Descents (FD) is an amazing outdoor adventure camp for young adults (ages 18-39) with cancer plus a whole lot more… so without further ado, here are 10 reasons why I LOVE First Descents…. Top 10 Reasons Why I LOVE First Descents (FD Camp for Cancer Survivors): 10.  Over the past...




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