Resource Guide

Check out these other organizations that can help provide support on specific issues that impact the adolescent and young adult cancer community.

This page will be updated as new information and resources become available.

Mission: To promote, support, and represent public benefit flying through communication and cooperation among organizations facilitating flights for health, compassion, and community service.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: The American Cancer Society offers programs and services to help you during and after cancer treatment, like a 24/7 cancer helpline, grants for lodging during treatment, rides to treatment, and other local programs.

Ages Served: All ages

Mission: To empower and educate people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

Age Served: 18+

Cancer for College provides hope and inspiration by awarding college scholarships to cancer patients and cancer survivors attending an accredited school or university in the US during the award period. High school seniors and current college students eligible to apply. Applications accepted October 1 through January 31.

Ages Served: All ages

The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) provides information through its free and confidential national telephone assistance line, outreach programs and community activities to educate and to support cancer patients, their families, healthcare professionals and advocates on matters like maintaining employment through treatment, accessing healthcare and government benefits, taking medical leave and estate planning.

Age Served: 18+

Mission: To guide young adults with cancer, to social support programs and services that can help them manage their mental healing as well as their physical battle.

Ages Served: Varies by camp

Mission: To give kids & young adults the agency to explore professions, envision life beyond cancer, and reclaim their identity.

Age Served: 3 – 26

Mission: To help cancer patients access the best treatment centers in the United States by arranging free travel on corporate aircraft.

Ages Served: All ages

Mission: To remove the financial barriers standing between cancer patients and their treatment.

Age Served: All ages in active treatment

Fuck Cancer Careline offers free patient navigation services for patients and caregivers. Their bilingual case managers can help you navigate financial, insurance, legal, medical, and psychosocial challenges, among other things.

Age Served: All ages 

Mission:To empower you to create the future you envision for yourself, and mentoring helps you get there. Next Step mentors provide support and guidance as you take steps to move toward becoming your best self. Next Step mentorship opportunities focus on academics, career development and life skills.

Ages Served: 16 – 29

Mission: To fulfill the wishes of young adults (ages 18-24) fighting cancer, providing hope and happiness to as many families as possible, throughout the United States.

Age Served: 18 – 24

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is a national organization that helps underinsured patients with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs. Disease-specific grants are available for eligible patients.

Ages Served: All ages

Safeguarding survivors through mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability. Annual scholarships for adolescent and young adults with cancer under the age of 25 that provide financial assistance covering related expenses.

Age Served: All ages

Patient AirLift Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially.

Ages Served: All ages

Expect Miracles Foundation’s SAMFund provides critical financial resources to young adult cancer survivors twice a year through grants in two categories: Financial Assistance Grants and Family Building Grants.

Age Served: 21 – 39

Mission: To support teens impacted by cancer by bridging the educational opportunity gap and providing a gateway to economic mobility and a higher quality of life.

Age Served: 17 – 26

Mission: To provide free education on the legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.

Ages Served: All ages

WeGotThis.org is the first non-profit gift registry for cancer patients with a mission to build a community of giving and receiving that helps cancer thrivers and their supporters live their best lives.

Ages Served: All ages

Adventure Camps

Base2Summit is a free 6 day adventure in Northern Mighigan that is designed to build meaningful connections while engaging in adventure based challenges intended to meet you at your “base” and guide you toward your “summit”.

Age Served: 18 – 39

A camp in Montana that provides a medically-supervised, cost-free experience for children, young adults and families affected by cancer.

Ages Served: All ages

Mission: To empower adult cancer survivors and thrivers to live beyond cancer.

Age Served: 18+

Mission: To provide life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by
cancer and other serious health conditions.

Ages Served: All ages

A non-profit in Colorado that offers guided outdoor adventures along the Denver area Front Range and in the central Colorado Rockies (hikes, ski tours, snowshoe tours, and overnight trips to cozy cabins).

Ages Served: 18+

Mission: To enrich lives through community and the outdoors as a way to move forward beyond cancer.

Age Served: 18 – 39

Mission: To empower young adults and caregivers affected by cancer to “find direction through connection.”

Ages Served: 18 -39

Young Adult Cancer Canada’s (YACC) mission is to support young adults living with, through, and beyond cancer. To be the connection to peers, bridge out of isolation, and source of inspiration. Every cancer, every stage, YACC’s got your back. Retreat Yourself is a weekend retreat for young adult cancer patients/survivors and supporters to get together and discuss issues related to their cancer. Retreat Yourself Adventure provides young adult cancer patients/survivors and supporters a chance to tackle survivorship issues on an Adventure that will push their limits and challenge them physically and mentally.

Age Served: 18 – 39

4th Angel provides free and confidential telephone or e-mail support to cancer patients and their caregivers. Trained mentors, who are cancer survivors themselves or caregivers, offer guidance and support.

Age Served: All ages

Nonprofit membership organization providing peer-to-peer support to wives, husbands, or partners of persons with any chronic illness.

Ages Served: All ages

Disease Specific

By directing and funding paradigm-shifting research initiatives; educating patients, healthcare professionals, and the public; and advocating for survivors and their families, AIM at Melanoma’s goal is to end this disease in our lifetime while improving the lives of those it affects.

Ages Served: All ages

BMT InfoNet is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing patients and their loved ones with emotional support and high quality, easy-to-understand information about blood stem cell transplants (bone marrow, peripheral blood, and cord blood) and other cellular therapies.

Age Served: All ages

BreastCancerTrials.org (BCT) is a non-profit service that encourages individuals affected by breast cancer to consider clinical trials as a routine option for care.

Ages Served: Most Trials 18+

Casting for Recovery (CfR) provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. The retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery. For over 20 years, women from all walks of life have benefitted from CfR’s inspiring program model.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To inspire and empower those affected by cervical cancer by educating and motivating them to use their voices for creating awareness to end stigma, influence decision and change, and end cervical cancer.

Ages Served: All ages

To empower a nation of allies who work with us to provide support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; to raise awareness of preventive measures; and inspire efforts to fund critical research.

Age Served: All ages

DKMS is dedicated to the fight against blood cancers and blood disorders by creating awareness, recruiting bone marrow donors to provide a second chance at life, raising funds to match donor registration costs, and supporting the improvement of blood cancer therapies by our own research.

Ages Served: All ages

GO2 for Lung Cancer is at the forefront of everything that’s happening in lung cancer. We’re the go-to for one-on-one assistance, supportive connections, treatment information, and finding the best care close to home. We’re the place to go to learn about the latest research and special initiatives that increase survivorship. We’re the source for improving health policies and leading public awareness to shift this disease from one of stigma to one of hope. We are teachers, guides, advocates, and supporters. Confronting lung cancer starts here.

Ages Served: All ages

Mission: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To create a world that understands there is more than one way to have breast cancer by providing trusted information and a community of support.

Ages Served: All ages

The Lymphoma Research Foundation is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and
supporting the lymphoma community through evidence-based education, support services, and resources.

Ages Served: All ages

Making Headway Foundation provides care and comfort for children with brain and spinal cord tumors while funding medical research geared to better treatments and a cure.

Age Served: Children under 18

Mission: To advocate for all men diagnosed with breast cancer to ensure they receive equal access to support and treatment; to serve as a source of support and resources for the men, their caregivers, and their families; to ensure that men are appropriately represented in research and clinical trials, and to recruit volunteer “ambassadors” to increase awareness of breast cancer in men on a global scale.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To eradicate melanoma by accelerating medical research while educating and advocating for the melanoma community.

Ages Served: All ages

Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), is a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to helping every patient get the life-saving transplant they need. As trusted leaders in advancing treatments for those facing life-threatening blood cancers, we provide the ground-breaking research, innovative technologies, patient support and education that save lives.

Ages Served: All ages

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To dramatically increase treatment options and survival rates in osteosarcoma patients through identifying and funding the most promising and breakthrough osteosarcoma clinical trials and science.

Age Served: All ages

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance is dedicated to curing ovarian cancer while improving treatments by advancing innovative science, promoting preventive measures, and advocating for, educating and supporting anyone affected by gynecologic cancers to ensure the best possible care and outcomes.

Ages Served: All ages

Mission: To take bold action to improve the lives of everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer by advancing scientific research, building community, sharing knowledge, and advocating for patients.

Age Served: All ages

Rethink Breast Cancer is a Canadian charity known for making positive change and rethinking the status quo when it comes to breast cancer. Rethink educates, empowers and advocates for system changes to improve the experience and outcomes of those with breast cancer, focusing on historically underserved groups: people diagnosed at a younger age, those with metastatic breast cancer and people systemically marginalized due to race, income or other factors. We uplift, inspire and most importantly, rethink breast cancer to help people live better and live longer.

Age Served: All ages

SHARE is a national nonprofit that supports, educates, and empowers anyone who has been diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancers, and provides outreach to the general public about signs and symptoms. We are a compassionate community of knowledgeable survivors, those living with cancer, and healthcare professionals.

Age Served: All ages

Sharsheret, a national non-profit organization, improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and saves lives through educational outreach. While our expertise is in young women and Jewish families as related to breast cancer and ovarian cancer, Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.

Age Served: All ages

Testicular Cancer Foundation educates young men to raise awareness about testicular cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males ages 15 – 34.TCF supports families of testicular cancer patients and shares its resources with the medical and healthcare communities, schools, and various young men’s groups.

Age Served: 15 – 34

The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation supports patients, their families and caregivers every step of the way during a cancer diagnosis or bone marrow, Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) or cord blood transplant. No patient should ever feel alone.

Age Served: All ages

To bring hope through educational resources, access to CML Specialists, and a living, breathing network of others that can share their personal CML experiences and successes.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To educate, advocate for, empower, and support young women, before, during and after breast cancer.

Age Served: 15 – 45

Educate and support the global thyroid cancer community and invest in research.

Age Served: All Ages

Improving the quality of life of thyroid cancer survivors by providing them with the resources, motivation, and support to thrive.

Age Served: Under 40

Mission: To strengthen the community, address the unique needs, amplify the voice and improve the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally and internationally.

Age Served: Under 40

AbortionFinder.org was created to provide clear, up-to-date information about the availability of abortion care across the country. Abortion Finder is operated by Bedsider, a project of Power to Decide.

Age Served: All ages

Aid Access works with a team of US registered abortion providers who will provide FDA registered abortion pills to people all 50 states.

Ages Served: All ages

Mission: To increase information, resources and access to fertility preservation for cancer patients and the healthcare professionals who treat them.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To provide young cancer survivors who are parents of small children with a safe space for individual and familial healing, recovery, and reconnection.

Ages Served: 15 – 39

Camp Kesem is a national non-profit organization that supports kids 6-18 who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer, whether that parent/primary caregiver currently has cancer, is in remission, or passed away from cancer. Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer, at no cost to families. Our innovative and fun-filled programs provide children with peers who understand their unique needs, and create long-lasting impact.

Age Served: All ages

Leaps of Love embraces families affected by childhood cancer by providing hope, strength and encouragement to meet the challenge they face today as well as the long-term effects of tomorrow.

Age Served: All ages

Livestrong Fertility aims to provide affordable preservation options to cancer survivors. The Livestrong Fertility Discount Program has partnered with compassionate clinics across the country who have all committed to providing at least a 25% discount to their services for qualifying patients. In addition, we partner with EMD Serono to provide free stimulation medication to patients approved through our program.

Age Served: Children under 18

MyOncofertility.org is a patient education resource from The Oncofertility Consortium, a national, interdisciplinary initiative exploring the reproductive future of cancer survivors.

Age Served: Children under 18

Mission: To provide free peer-to-peer support and resources to kids affected by their parent or guardian’s cancer.

Age Served: Children under 18

Plan C provides up-to-date information on how people in the U.S. are accessing at-home abortion pill options online.

Ages Served: All ages

Team Maggie’s purpose is to provide financial assistance to young women and men for the purpose of preserving eggs and sperm. They provide Fertility Assistance Grants up to $2,500 to assist residents in the US currently facing cancer treatments with fertility preservation expenses including, but not limited to, egg retrieval, and up to 1 year of storage fees.

Age Served: 15 – 37

Mission: To ease the burden for young adult cancer survivors pursuing parenthood by providing financial support for fertility treatments, adoption and surrogacy.

Ages Served: 15 – 39

Mission: To enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing evidence-based education, support, wellness programs and integrative therapies.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To use the power of sport to fight cancer by giving all individuals a team for support and inspiration, as well as the resources to develop mental toughness and engage in activity that is right for you.

Age Served: 18+

Mission: To provide education and resources for those undergoing cancer treatment and their caregivers.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: Teaching healthy cooking to people touched by cancer with hundreds of healthy recipes that can be searched based on treatment and /or dietary needs.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing evidence-based education, support, wellness programs and integrative therapies.

Age Served: All ages

MediFind uses the power of big data to connect patients with the right doctors and treatments faster. We are constantly analyzing every new piece of medical information for nearly every health condition from around the globe to identify what you need to make the most informed treatment decisions possible. Then we simplify that information so you can actually use it.

Ages Served: All ages

AnCan is about people helping people, peer-to-peer. We are people living with various conditions and situations who help others faced with similar issues. We do this collectively and individually by providing answers, support and navigation to empower people living with serious and chronic conditions to address their worlds.

Age Served: All ages

To improve the quality of life and health outcomes of young adults with cancer through programs that promote and strengthen connections between young adults and their communities of support.

Age Served: 15-39

Beads of Courage provides innovative Arts-in-Medicine programs for children and youth coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them and is also committed to support Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer through these artforms and programs.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To provide a sense of Escape for LGBTQIA+ Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers.

Age Served: 13+

Mission: To provide comfort and understanding for all cancer fighters, survivors, previvors and caregivers through a personalized, one-on-one connection with someone who has been there.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To fulfill the wishes of young adults (ages 18-24) fighting cancer, providing hope and happiness to as many families as possible, throughout the United States.

Age Served: 18 – 24

At the intersection of faith and cancer, Still Waters provides a space for those touched by cancer to process, connect, and worship.

Age Served: 18+

To provide free education on the legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.

Ages Served: All ages

Mission: To help adolescents and young adults (AYAs) impacted by cancer live their very best lives – today!

Age Served: 13-30

Mission: To educate, support, and empower those impacted by cancer.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To provide a safe space where young adults (ages 18-45) facing cancer can connect, cope, and thrive with one another in an online community through creativity and expression. Our vision is to end isolation among young adults facing cancer.

Age Served: 18 -45

Cancer resources that empowers patients, survivors, caregivers through individualized organizational tools and resources.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To provide free, professional support services including resource navigation, counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer.

Age Served: All ages

Cancer Dudes empowers men to thrive after cancer. We provide educational resources and real-world, hard-won advice from fellow survivors and other men to help those currently facing cancer a path forward.

Age Served: All ages

CancerFightClub’s mission is to provide young adult patients, young families, survivors, “lifers” and caregivers access to resources, information and support services that are unique to their age as well as to offer a sense of connection, reduce isolation and create a supportive community.

Age Served: All ages

Cancer Hope Network matches cancer patients and their loved ones with cancer survivor volunteers, serving those affected in the United States and Canada.

Age Served: All ages

To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Age Served: All ages

CURE Media Group’s flagship product, CURE magazine, is the indispensable guide to every stage of the cancer experience. CURE Media Group’s offerings also include its online resource; live meetings; a resource guide for the newly diagnosed; and the Extraordinary Healer national nursing award. CURE Media Group combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To provide impactful programs benefiting adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life from treatment to survivorship.

Age Served: 18 – 39

To help adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, survivors, and caregivers know they are not alone in their experience with cancer. Their magazine written for and by the AYA cancer community, helps the AYA cancer community experience relief through self-expression.

Age Served: 15 – 39

Friend for Life Cancer Support Network’s mission is to help persons diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones navigate the path through diagnosis, treatment and recovery by pairing them with a trained survivor of a similar experience so they can face cancer with someone who’s been there.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To advance health equity through early detection and prevention programs, and by providing resources to navigate, manage, and cope with cancer.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Gilda’s Club provides free emotional support, cancer education, and hope to children and adults living with any kind of cancer, and those who care for them.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To help adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients and survivors live their lives the way they deserve to.

Age Served: 15-39

The Lending Hearts Young Adult Integrative Oncology Wellness Program is a free and comprehensive program for young adults (up to the age 39) living with cancer or in remission and their families. They offer wellness classes, emotional support, and other activities and events that support you and your family’s whole health.

Age Served: All ages

Living Well exists to provide compassionate care that empowers, encourages, supports and offers hope to patients with cancer and their families.

Age Served: All ages

Man Up to Cancer inspires men to connect and avoid isolation during their cancer journeys; they offer peer-to-peer support, an annual retreat, chemo backpack program, learning opportunities, and more than 30 local chapters geared toward improving the quality of life of their members.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer.

Age Served: 15+

Addressing the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people with cancer and those at risk.

Age Served: All ages

Mission: To improve the lives and outlook for adolescent & young adult cancer patients and survivors.

Age Served: 18 – 39

Mission: To increase survival and improve the lives of adolescent and young adults with cancer by transforming hospitals to better serve their needs.

Age Served: 13- 24

Mission: To create a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.

Age Served: 15 – 39

Mission: To provide comprehensive care including emotional, social, and financial support for young adult cancer survivors and caregivers/co-survivors to cope and thrive.

Age Served: 18+