Our Breathe Now and Lifelist programs offer resources for adolescents and young adults who are facing or who have faced a life-threatening cancer diagnosis to help improve the quality of life and the outcome of what it means to be an AYA cancer patient and survivor.

Our Breathe Now program utilizes yoga, meditation, and breath work during pivotal stages of AYA cancer treatment and survivorship to heal the mind and body, and restore balance and peace. We offer a series of local yoga meetups for AYA patients and survivors as well as couples wellness retreats.

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Breathe Now Wellness Retreats

Couples Wellness Retreats Dear Jack Foundation's Breathe Now couples wellness retreats bring together young adult survivors...

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Breathe Now Retreat: Tabernash, CO

Couples Wellness Retreat Tabernash, CO Devils Thumb Ranch September 14-18, 2018 Registration for this retreat is closed. Th...

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Breathe Now Retreat: Sedona, AZ

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Referral Hospitals

The patients and survivors Dear Jack Foundation serves through our LifeList program and annual BreatheNow retreat are directly referred by our following partner hospitals.

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City of Hope

Los Angeles, CA - COH boasts some of the most recent groundbreaking clinical trials available and is only one of 45 institutions nationwide to be designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center. They have a dedicated AYA program and a reputation for leading-edge research, groundbreaking treatments, clinical trials and great patient care. By combining leading-edge science with true compassion and personalized treatment for each and every patient, scientists at City of Hope have a single, shared goal: to eliminate cancer.

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Stanford Cancer Institute

San Francisco, CA - Stanford Cancer Institute is an ambitious program to transform the care experience of every cancer patient treated at Stanford. The Institute combines the latest research and information management protocols with multi-disciplinary, patient-centered care to improve quality of life and overall health outcomes. Integrating leading-edge research and comprehensive care to dramatically change the prognosis and treatment of cancer including ensuring fertility needs are addressed with every new admission.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA - Dana-Farber is a comprehensive cancer treatment and research center. It is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and one of the 45 Comprehensive Cancer Care Centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. For over 70 years, they’ve been making life-changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care, including over 700 innovative clinical trials. The primary goal of the Cancer Center is to encourage and promote collaborative interactions and translational research that will lead to new approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Presbyterian St. Luke's

Denver, CO - P/SL has one of the nation's best blood cancer and bone marrow transplant programs through their partnership with the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute, which is the largest and most experienced full-service blood and marrow (stem cell) transplant program in Colorado and among the top programs in the country.They have a formalized adolescent and young adult (AYA) program through CBCI and also partner with the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, which offers phase 1 clinical trials, including promising new treatments for patients with advanced cancer. DJF Board Member Dr. Tara Gregory is on staff.

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Mayo Clinic

Scottsdale, AZ - The Mayo Clinic, the number one hospital in Arizona, treats dozens of AYA patients throughout the year and is in the process of building a dedicated AYA program through their social work team. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center combines personalized cancer treatment with leading-edge research to provide patients with unparalleled cancer care. Their integrated practice brings together a multispecialty cancer treatment team of experts to ensure the best care available. DJF Board Member, AYA Survivor Dr. Allison Rosenthal is on staff.

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MD Anderson

Houston, TX - The MD Anderson Cancer Center was ranked #1 in 2016 for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report and is one of the 45 Comprehensive Cancer Care Centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. As the nation’s top-ranked cancer center, MD Anderson continues to pioneer new approaches in cancer treatment. MD Anderson also boasts phenomenal adjunct support programs including an AYA council, yoga, meditation, and support group meet ups in the hospital along with access to a dedicated AYA free housing and support program - Dan's House of Hope.

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The James at the Ohio State University

Columbus, OH - The world-renowned experts at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) are transforming the way cancers are prevented, detected, treated and, yes, cured.

Their teams of cancer sub-specialists span a broad range of disciplines, from medical, surgical and radiation oncologists to molecular and biological pathologists, genetic scientists and more — all specializing in cancer research, prevention, detection and treatment.

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Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center provides world-class care to patients with cancer and is at the forefront of new and emerging clinical, translational and basic cancer research.

At Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, more than 450 highly skilled doctors, researchers, nurses and technicians care for thousands of patients each year. Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center unites clinicians and researchers in Taussig Cancer Institute and in Cleveland Clinic’s 26 other clinical and surgical institutes, as well as cancer specialists at our regional hospitals, health centers and at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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With a membership of more than 500 physicians and scientists, UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the largest comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. We handle more than 20,000 patient visits per year and conduct hundreds of clinical trials, providing the latest in experimental cancer treatments.

Today, we have established an international reputation for providing the best in experimental and traditional cancer treatments and expertly guiding the next generation of medical researchers. When you choose UCLA for your clinical care, our depth lets us offer a wide array of benefits to patients.