When cancer strikes, life does a 180. For young adults, it can seem like the loneliest time of life. Cancer180 lets them know they are not alone in the fight by providing a social environment where young adult patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends in their 20s and 30s can connect with other young adults affected by cancer. Support is offered both through social outings and activities in the Greater Houston Area.
All events are free and open to all young adult (18-39) survivors and their caregivers. RSVP required, please email email@example.com. Hope to see you all soon!
Additional resources for young survivors:
MD Anderson Young Adult Support Group - meetings the second Thursday of the month
Join us for our next Cancer180 event
Enjoy a night of live music at the House of Blues. Performances by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Atlas Genius, Night Riots.
Aside from his professional successes, McMahon is an 11 year survivor of leukemia and founder of the Dear Jack Foundation, which advocates for and supports initiatives that benefit AYAs diagnosed with cancer.
When : Wednesday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: House of Blues, 1204 Caroline St., Houston, Texas, 77002
Please contact myCancerConnection to reserve tickets:
Cancer180 Young Adult Survivorship Conference
When: Saturday, June 10, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: South Campus Research Building, 7435 Fannin Street at Old Spanish Trail
The Cancer 180 Young Adult Suvivorship Conference is a yearly event held for young adult patients, caregivers and family members. The conference offers the opportunity to:
- Learn from cancer experts about issues young adults affected by cancer face
- Visit with exhibitors
- Meet and be inspired by other young adult survivors
For additional information, contact myCancerConnection at 713-792-2553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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