The Dear Jack Foundation provides quality of life programming that directly benefits young adult cancer patients, survivors and their families.
The programs facilitated by Dear Jack offer hope and guidance to young adults and their support system who are facing or who have faced a life-threatening cancer diagnosis.
Learn about the unique challenges AYA cancer patients and survivors face through the personal stories of Dear Jack community members.
Inspired by our friend Jack, the namesake of the Dear Jack Foundation, Letters to Jack is a collection of real and inspirational stories from the AYA cancer community and those who love and support them.
"Dear Jack, It pulsed through me like lightning through a power line. It ran up my body, twisting every nerve, before settling into a tangle in my throat. Fear. I..."
Our annual giving challenge has grown out of an identified need to further close the gap in resources made available to adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors.
Help us raise $250,000 by 11/14/21.
Physical, emotional, and financial hardships often persist for years after treatment, especially without the protocols or resources that specifically address the needs of the AYA cancer population.
New cases of adolescent and young adult cancer each year.
Adolescent and young adult survivors in the U.S. today.
Percentage of adolescent and young adult survivors who report the need for a support group or opportunity to connect with others.
It is 7x more likely a 15-39 year old will be diagnosed with a rare or aggressive cancer compared to someone under the age of 15.
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