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 »

Summer is Gone!!!

This has been a busy summer! Check out our photographs and see what we have been up to!!! Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Advocacy Hard At Work in Washington DC Our GO FUND ME Page on Facebook has generated $1470 to support the distribution of Wellness Bags to AYA Cancer Patients! Thank you for […] Read More »

HELP OUR Be Calm & Stay Strong Wellness Gift Bags

Hello folks – We need your help. Due the popularity of our Wellness Gift Bags to AYA Cancer Patients – our funds are gone – we are now dipping into our research and education funds in order to bring hope and peace to newly diagnosed cancer patients. If you donate $125 or more your name […] Read More »

YA CANCER SURVIVORS SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS & A BIG THANK YOU

We thought it would be nice to hear from some of the individuals we supported this year. In April a group of NE Ohio YA Cancer Survivors received scholarships to attend CancerCon (a conference dedicated to providing social support to YA Cancer Warriors). Note: You will see photos of survivors, caregivers, family and friends – […] Read More »

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 »