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

Giving Thanks

It’s hard to believe that November is around the corner. And, like many of you, our family will join together to give thanks for all that is good in the world. Faith, Family, Friends. So much to be thankful for. Please allow me to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. May you be blessed with love […] Read More »

A Slippery Slope Indeed – Reflections on Survivorship

A Slippery Slope Indeed by Dan Dean   At this year’s CancerCon in April—a national cancer conference for adolescents andyoung adults—I co-presented with Amelia Baffa and Dr. Jennifer Giesel a talk on the mental health challenges many cancer patients and survivors experience and the ways to treat them—TheSlippery Slope of Survivorship. Both Ameila and Jenn […] Read More »

JOIN IN THE MARCH MADNESS FUN and HELP RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER

  It’s THAT time of year! You are personally invited to play a bracket supporting Childhood Cancer Research! This year The Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund and Win It Together have joined forces… because let’s face it WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!!! Put your college hoop skills to the test by playing a bracket (or […] Read More »

MOONSHOT 2017: TAKE A BITE OUT OF CANCER

HELLO FOLKS, JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT OUR TAKE A BITE OUT OF CANCER FUNDRAISER IS LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY!!! SO VISIT OUR WEBSITE  (AND CLICK ON EVENTS) TO ORDER TO YOUR TICKETS ON-LINE! HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS UP FOR SILENT AUCTION RESORT VACATIONS GOLF OUTINGS PRIME INDIAN TICKETS PRIME CAVS TICKETS […] Read More »

Childhood Cancer Researchers Receive Award from Steven G Fund!

CAC2 Pediatric Cancer Research Conference – 2016 “From Bench to Bedside and Beyond: Uniting the childhood cancer community in a collaborative forum to advance research for childhood cancers” Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, NY October 30 – November 2, 2016 The Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund was honored to award $500 to the […] Read More »