I Need a Break

Welcome to the club you didn’t ask to join. We know you’re pissed. And that’s OK. We’ve been there, too. Stupid Cancer connects you with your community and strives to make it all suck a little less.

Whether you are newly diagnosed, past the 5-year mark or had cancer 20 years ago, we believe that you have the right to survive with dignity and quality and be treated age-appropriately every step of your journey. Being disease-free does not equate to "cure" and when the doctor says, "go home," that's not the end of the story. 

Below you will find links to organizations that we feel offer the best direct support services for young adults in the six most requested key areas. For a more comprehensive listing, click on the support directory links to the right.

I Need a Break | Retreats and Excursions

First Descents offers young adults free outdoor adventure experiences designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others along the way.

Camp Mak-A-Dream provides medically supervised, cost-free Montana experiences, in an intimate community setting, for children, young adults and families affected by cancer.

True North Treks is dedicated to supporting young adult cancer survivors by connecting with other survivors and oneself in beautiful, remote wilderness areas.

Athletes 4 Cancer harnesses the healing power of the elements and focuses on renewing, rebuilding, and restarting lives after cancer through outdoor adventure.

Young Adult Cancer Canada's Retreat Yourself weekends offer an opportunity to get together with other young adults with cancer to share our stories and build relationships you'll value for a long time.