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Resources for Adolescents and Young adults


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Financial support:

http://collegiatecancer.org/

The FLY Foundation will provide support to young adults diagnosed with cancer, aged 19-39, who are US citizens and residents of Massachusetts or Rhode Island. Funds may reimburse recipients for co-insurance, co-pays, and living expenses, including rent/mortgage payment and utilities, during treatment:

http://theflyfoundation.org/

Planet Cancer, a community of young adults with cancer in their 20s and 30s. A place to share insights, explore our fears, laugh, or even give the finger to cancer with others who just plain get it:

http://myplanet.planetcancer.org/

Group Loop is a safe (and fun!) online community where teens affected by cancer can meet and connect with each other to build social and emotional support, and to regain a sense of control over their lives. Additionally, Group Loop provides educational information about cancer, and tools to cope with the anticipated changes in relationships and day-to-day activities due to a cancer diagnosis:

http://grouploop.org/mm/teen-talk-to-teens/levels/default.aspx

Stupid Cancer, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the largest charity that comprehensively addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health and social media:

http://www.stupidcancer.org/

First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same:

https://firstdescents.org/

Gardening:

http://www.lifelab.org/

Livestrong for young adults:

http://www.livestrong.org/what-we-do/our-actions/programs-partnerships/livestrong-young-adult-alliance/

Camps:

http://www.campsam.org/programs/seven-annual-camp-sessions/young-adult-retreat

http://www.holeinthewallgang.org/Page.aspx?pid=471

UK Teenage Cancer Trust:

https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/

Drawing on over thirty years of work with young people in gardens, Life Lab, a nonprofit organization, has emerged as a national leader in the garden-based learning movement. - See more at: http://www.lifelab.org/about/#sthash.FDBS2lu2.dpuf
Drawing on over thirty years of work with young people in gardens, Life Lab, a nonprofit organization, has emerged as a national leader in the garden-based learning movement. - See more at: http://www.lifelab.org/about/#sthash.FDBS2lu2.dpuf

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Young Adult Cancer Alliance: http://criticalmass.org/