Fight. Conquer. Cure.

The Steven G. AYA Cancer Research Fund is a non-profit organization. Our purpose is to raise awareness about AYA (adolescent and young adult) cancer and the need for research to find better ways to treat and cure our young people!

Our Programs

Cancer Research

The SGAYA Cancer Research Fund believes that research is the cornerstone to finding a cure! Historically, research for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers has been underfunded and AYA’s haven’t been included Clinical Trials.

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Wellness

Stress, anxiety and poor nutrition are common among people undergoing treatment for cancer. Patients and their families are often unaware that relaxation, meditation, and exercise may increase survivorship.

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Social Support

It is common for AYA Cancer patients to feel confused and/or isolated after being diagnosed with this horrible disease. They are confused over the medical aspects of cancer, whether or not they have insurance coverage, and whether or not they can maintain their current status as a student or a working person.

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Advocacy

We partner with other non-profits in getting the word out to our legislators regarding the issues that directly impact PAYA (pediatric, adolescent and young adult) Cancer patients and their families.

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Education

The SGAYA Fund financially supports patient attendance at AYA Cancer conferences throughout the country.  Through participation, the patient may develop a better understanding of the cancer treatment process, which in turn may help them make better decisions that impact survivorship.

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Lastest Blog Posts

AYA? What does THAT mean?

AYA? YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHY ON EARTH I AM ASKING SUCH A QUESTION. WHAT IS AYA? IS THE WORD PRONOUNCED “AHYA”? …NOPE. AYA MEANS FOR ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT.  AYA REPRESENTS A POPULATION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM 15 YRS TO 40 YRS OLD. AYA CANCER REPRESENTS A POPULATION OF INDIVIDUALS STRICKEN WITH A TYPE OF […] Read More »

Tess Blasko Talks About CancerCon 2019

A Letter of Thanks from Tess Blasko I’d first like to start this letter to say how thankful I am to be able to be apart of the Elephants and Tea herd and how thankful I am to have been able to attend CancerCon [courtesy of the SGAYA Foundation] in Denver this year. I was […] Read More »

Washington DC = WOW! The Raulerson’s Advocate For Childhood Cancer

Meet the Raulerson’s! Thanks to our donors Micheal, Tammy and Tacey were able to attend the Alliance for Childhood Cancer’s Advocacy Day this past April! It is people like the Raulerson’s who continue to share the responsibility of making sure our legislators know about the serious impact childhood cancer has on youngsters and their families. […] Read More »

BELATED THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS – 10 YEARS OF GRATITUDE

TAKE A BITE OUT OF CANCER 10 YEARS OF GRATITUDE A HUGE SUCCESS! PLEASE forgive my tardiness in thanking all of you. On January 26, 2019, we held our annual fundraiser where over $35,ooo was raised – THANKS TO YOUR HELP! INDEED – IT DOES TAKE A VILLAGE… I have so many people to thank […] Read More »

ARE YOU BORED?

I have noticed that recently a few folks have unsubscribed to our newsletter (shock!) and after some reflection – I figured out why…. Life around our homestead has been peaceful, well sort of…Let’s face it, we ARE HAVING A FUNDRAISER THIS COMING WEEKEND. But – Steven is well. Thank God. Boring. So, lately my messages […] Read More »

Being Thankful This Holiday Season

IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE TIS THE SEASON TIS THE SEASON TO BE THANKFUL  TO BE MINDFUL  TO BE GRATEFUL …AND TO REMEMBER THOSE LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS GONE FROM US. PEACE TO ALL OF YOU! MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY HANUKKAH JOYOUS KWANZAA BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! Read More »