Here is a list of outside resources that have been recommended by our First Descents alumni and the larger cancer fighting community. We will constantly be updating our resource list so check back!
We are always here to help, so please reach out to us if you are looking for a resource that isn’t listed- we will do our best to help.
CancerConnect: You are not alone—The CancerConnect Online Community is a fully moderated, peer-to-peer support group for cancer patients and caregivers. CancerConnect offers patients and caregivers a thriving community to learn, share information, and support each other.
The BCF helps to preserve the dignity of breast cancer patients and their loved ones by supporting their unmet needs through funding value added services such as massage therapy, acupuncture, fitness classes, beauty consulting, etc.
AGC is nonprofit group committed to providing both advocacy and scholarships for those struggling with infertility in the United States.
NCCF provides services and support to young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer. Our goal is to help these survivors and their families establish a “Will Win” attitude in their fight.
We enhance lives by supporting, educating, and connecting young adults and their loved ones affected by cancer.
We find new ways to raise awareness, increase outreach and facilitate collaboration in an effort to improve the cancer experience.
We connect people, resources, and support services in the Canadian community to help “Fight the Fright” of young adult (AYA) cancer.
Your American Cancer Society is in your corner around the clock to help you stay well and get well, to find cures, and to fight back.
Live By Living provides transformative outdoor experiences for cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Pink Elephant Posse inspires, empowers, and connects young people affected by cancer through exciting events, photo shoots, social media, and an opportunity to share their story in their community forums.
CaringBridge.org is an online space where you can connect, share news, and receive support. It’s your very own health social network, coming together on your personalized website. And thanks to those who donate, we are available 24/7 to anyone, anywhere, at no cost.
Cancer Care provides telephone, online and face-to-face counseling, support groups, education, publications and financial and co-payment assistance.
Outdoor Mindset unites and empowers people affected by neurological challenges through a common passion for the outdoors
Cancer Schmancer’s mission is to shift the nation’s focus from just searching for a cure to prevention and early detection of cancer in order to save lives.
MyLifeLine.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encourages cancer patients and caregivers to create free, customized websites to keep their networks up to date on their health and lives.
Love Hope Strength (LHS) is an international, music-centric cancer charity dedicated to saving lives, one concert at a time.
Imerman Angels carefully matches a person touched by cancer with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel).
Stupid Cancer is a non-profit organization that empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services.
TCF provides education and support to young men to raise awareness about testicular cancer, the #1 cancer among men ages 15 – 35.
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.