You’re a teenager. You don’t have any money. You have cancer. What do you need? Free resources to help you fight cancer! (Duh..) Information is one kind of support. So is community. And if those don’t work, check out our post about games that let you blast cancer cells!
Anyway, here are just a few of the resources available to young people fighting cancer:
Hope For Young Adults With Cancer raises funds through fundraisers and events to 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. The organization also organizes quarterly meetups with Stupid Cancer 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.
When you turn 18, all of a sudden you lose access to wish-granting programs like Make a Wish. That’s where 3 Little Birds for Life comes in, helping to grant the wishes of young adults with cancer, ages 18-40. Chances are that you’ve heard the captivating and peaceful lyrics from Bob Marley’s “3 Little Birds” sometime in your life – “Don’t worry about a thing ‘cause every little thing gonna be all right.” This song was the very essence of Guy “Tyler” Gifford, brother of the organization’s founder, Ashley Swip. Nominate a deserving cancer patient today!
If you’re going to pick a beauty routine, it’s prob best to leave out the cancer. Seriously: It makes you look awful. That’s why there’s Look Good, Feel Better to help you, well, look good so you feel better. This program for all female cancer patients teaches self-care strategies to help counteract the effects of chemo and, you know, mutated cells trying to kill you.
Yes, this is the game we built, the name of this site, our raison d’etre (which means “raison d’etre” in French). It’s also FREE! That’s right: No cost to download and no in-game purchases. Give it a try: By bringing color back to the city of Shadow’s Edge, we hope you can build resilience during cancer. And we also hope it doesn’t suck.
Stupid Cancer is the leader in young adult cancer advocacy, research, and support. The organization creates shared experiences by producing life-changing live events and digital content that end isolation, build community, provide education, and foster meaningful relationships that last a lifetime. Their mission is to empower, support, and improve health outcomes for the young adult cancer community.