What is Hope For Young Adults With Cancer?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
By, Billy Paymaster

Hope For Young Adults With Cancer is a St. Louis, Missouri based 501(c)(3) organization that is passionate about making the lives of young adults, ages 18 – 40, living with cancer a little bit easier.  Our mission is to connect with our peers in the fight to provide financial support, a social network and outlet for those battling, surviving and living with cancer.  Hope4YAWC is one of only a handful of non-profit organizations nationwide that focuses on providing direct financial support to young adults with cancer 18 – 40.  We are happy to announce that we have recently expanded our operation by starting a second chapter in the great city of Denver, CO.

Hope4YAWC raises funds through fundraisers and events organized by the charity and through partnerships with other organizations and businesses in the community, as well as through direct donations from businesses and individuals.  We in turn provide direct financial support to young adults who currently are battling cancer as well as those who have been in remission for up to 5 years after their treatment.  We provide this support to those who need it after a thorough examination and selection process through our “Giving Hope Fund” application.

The “Giving Hope Fund” allows young adults currently battling cancer, as well as those who have been in remission for up to 5 years after their treatment, the opportunity to help pay for necessities they encounter in everyday life as well as the opportunity to a “want” item that they have had their eye on, but couldn’t necessarily afford.  This includes but is not limited to obligations, such as rent and mortgage payments, cell phone and credit card bills, clothing, work and educated related materials, department store and grocery gift cards, as well as laptops and electronic devices.  We would of course be remiss if we didn’t include the opportunity to make payments on all forms of medical bills, healthcare premiums, doctor visits and prescription co-pays. The “Giving Hope Fund” is posted on our website and through our social media accounts twice a year, normally once in the spring and once in the fall.  As of June 2013, Hope For Young Adults With Cancer has raised over $20,000, which in turn has been used to help young adults with cancer ranging in age from 18 – 40 with their financial hardships and needs.

We at Hope4YAWC are striving to curb social isolation in young adults with cancer.  With this in mind, we organize quarterly Stupid Cancer meet-ups emphasizing a fun, stress-free environment where young adults with cancer can connect with other fighters and survivors their own age without feeling judged or embarrassed.  We also offer yoga on weekends that is open to anyone, but mainly focuses on building up physical strength and stress-relief for those young adults with cancer who are fatigued by the ramifications of their cancer treatment.

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Hope For Young Adults With Cancer Contact Information

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tumors-Suck/145877928814836