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Check out these resources just for teens!

social/emotional support services

Beyond The Cure
www.beyondthecure.org
A program of the National Children’s Cancer Society, the mission of Beyond the Cure is to help childhood cancer survivors integrate the cancer experience into their new life as survivors and successfully handle the challenges that are ahead of them and to celebrate survivorship.

CancerCare
www.cancercare.org
CancerCare is a national, non-profit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, including young adults and teens.


Canteen
www.canteen.org.au/
Canteen is an Australian-based support organization that offers education and support programs, and recreational activities for young people (ages 12-24) living with cancer.


Imerman Angels
www.imermanangels.org
Imerman Angels matches and pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel). Cancer caregivers (spouses, parents, children and other family and friends of fighters) also receive 1-on-1 connections with other caregivers and survivors.


Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults
www.ulmanfund.org
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults enhances lives by supporting, educating and connecting young adults, and their loved ones, affected by cancer.
 
advocacy


I’m Too Young For This!
www.imtooyoungforthis.org
Founded by young adults affected by cancer, The I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation – is the nation's largest support community for the next generation of patients, survivors and caregivers between 15-40.


Seventy K: Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer Advocacy
www.seventyk.org
SeventyK aims to change cancer care by educating patients, families, and their medical providers about age-appropriate treatment and the unique needs of the adolescent and young adult cancer patient. The goal is for every adolescent and young adult diagnosed with cancer to receive the type of care outlined in SeventyK’s Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Bill of Rights.



Vital Options International
www.vitaloptions.org
Vital Options International is a not-for-profit cancer communications, support, and advocacy organization with a mission, to facilitate a global cancer dialogue.


camps/outdoor activity programs


Camp-Mak-A-Dream
www.campdream.org
Mak-A-Dream provides a medically supervised, cost-free Montana experience, in an intimate community setting, for children, young adults and families affected by cancer.


Camp Jornada
www.campjornada.org/
Camp Jornada Foundation’s mission is to provide free camp programs and a support network for children (5-17 years of age) faced with cancer and their families.


Dream Street Foundation
www.dreamstreetfoundation.org
The Dream Street provides unique camping and support programs for children and young adults affected by a life-threatening and chronic illnesses free of charge.


First Descents
www.firstdescents.org
First Descents offers outdoor adventure programs, including rock climbing and kayaking, aimed towards building empowerment in the young adult cancer population.


Next Step
www.nextstepnet.org
Next Step seeks to shatter the limitations and elevate aspirations of young adults with cancer, primarily through in-person communities and opportunities to be teacher and student during expertly designed retreats and workshops.


Okizu Foundation
Teens N’ Twenties (TNT) Program
www.okizu.org
The mission of Okizu is to provide peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs to meet the needs of all members of families affected by childhood cancer.


Planet Cancer
www.planetcancer.org
Through a partnership with LiveStrong, Planet Cancer offers free weekend retreats for young adults living with cancer.


financial assistance/scholarships


Patient Advocate Foundation
www.patientadvocate.org/
The Patient Advocate Foundation provides a select amount of scholarships for people affected by cancer under the age of 25.


Corporate Angels
www.corpangelnetwork.org/
Corporate Angels provides free air transportation for cancer patients and their families.


Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation
www.stmfoundation.org/otherscholarships.html
The Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit organization for the purpose of allocating post secondary scholarship monies to survivors of childhood cancer.


Mercy Medical Airlift
http://mercymedical.org/
Mercy Medical Airlift is dedicated to helping those in need of air medical transportation.


fertility, intimacy and sexuality


American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
www.aasect.org
AASECT is a non-profit interdisciplinary professional organization. To locate a professional, click the “Locate a Professional” tab and enter your country and state information.


American Cancer Society (ACS)
800-ACS-2345
www.cancer.org
ACS is a nation-wide, community-based voluntary health organization. ACS provides a wide variety of information on sexuality and fertility which includes fact sheets, frequently asked questions and publications.


Fertile Hope
www.fertilehope.org
Fertile Hope is a national, non-profit that is dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope.


beauty/self-esteem programs


Look Good, Feel Better For Teens
www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org/audience/teens/program.htm
A hospital-based service, this program is designed to help teens (13-17 years old) deal with the appearance, health and social side effects of cancer treatment.


2bMe
www.2bme.org/2bMe.html
Look Good...Feel Better for Teens is a non-medical, public service to help teens aged 13-17 who have cancer deal with the possible appearence-related, social and nutritional side effects of treatment.


social networking sites


American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA)
www.causes.com/braintumor
ABTA provides opportunities for teens with brain cancer to network and socialize with each other.


I’m Too Young For This!
www.imtooyoungforthis.org
I’m Too Young For This Cancer Foundation is a survivor-led advocacy, support and research organization working exclusively on behalf of survivors and care providers under the age of 40.


Planet Cancer
www.planetcancer.org
Planet Cancer is an online community where young adults with cancer connect with each other through blogs and chat forums.


Prepare To Live (P2L)
www.preparetolive.org
Established and managed by cancer survivors, Prepare to Live is dedicated to using the power of web and film to build the young adult cancer community.


Starbright World
www.starbrightworld.org
Starbright World is an online support network for teens with chronic and life threatening illnesses and their siblings.


Teens Living With Cancer
www.teenslivingwithcancer.org
Teens Living with Cancer provides educational information about cancer and tools for coping and healthy living.


Young Adult Cancer-Canada
www.youngadultcancer.ca/
Young Adult Cancer Canada focuses on inspiring, informing and supporting young adults between the ages of 15-39.

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