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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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CANCERCON 2016 – BY DAN DEAN

CancerCon is a set of two paradoxes: the conference operates likes a living, breathing pair of theater masks and you talk more than normal, but need fewer words to do so. If you’re not familiar with it, CancerCon is a three-day cancer jam held in Denver, bringing together over 600 adolescent and young adult (AYA)…
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LET’S SAVE A LIFE – BMT DRIVE APRIL 17TH

Hello friends, Most of you are familiar with Steve’s journey through cancer and the fact that he had a LIFE SAVING BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT. And many of you did register with the Be The Match Foundation in hopes of helping Steven. BUT SOME OF YOU DIDN’T….PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU WERE TOO YOUNG or too busy… SO…
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ARE YOU COMING? WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Hello Friends, It is not in my nature to be bossy (ha) or demanding (double ha) but we are getting down to the wire. Our annual fundraiser TAKE A BITE OUT OF CANCER – will take place in  TWO WEEKS!!! Please remember that your donations go directly to support local PAYA (pediatric, adolescent and young…
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Critical Mass Research Poster Awardees

Each year Critical Mass:YA Cancer Alliance, holds an important conference bringing together stakeholders in the field of YA Cancer. Researchers, doctors, nurses, non-profit administrators, survivors and caregivers come together to learn from each other. This year the conference was held in Chicago. As a Critical Mass partner, and strong advocate for YA Cancer Research, our…
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Navigating and Advocating for Yourself at School, College, and the Workplace: A Three Part Series This three part series for Teens, Young Adults and their Caregivers. SESSION ONE is on RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (learn about legal rights and accommodations) and will take place on October 6th, 2015. SESSION TWO is on THE ART OF ADVOCACY:…
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