Here is a list of outside resources that have been recommended by our First Descents alumni and the larger cancer 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.
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.
As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community
Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance is a community-powered advocacy organization on a mission to ensure adolescents and young adults have no barriers to survive and thrive after a cancer diagnosis.
Lacuna Loft is a nonprofit organization providing online support programs to young adult cancer survivors and caregivers.
We provide children living with serious illnesses with a spectacular camp experience and high-quality medical care, all in the safest and most supportive environment. And for the kids, it’s high-flying, friendship-building, memory-making fun.
Teen Cancer America partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer.
Testicular Cancer Foundation provides education and support to young adult males to raise awareness about testicular cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males ages 15 – 34.
We specialize in individual and couples counseling designed to meet the unique needs of adults and families whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Shift Healing, LLC, is founded by Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, Dr. Jana Lomax, PsyD.
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.
AGC is nonprofit group committed to providing both advocacy and scholarships for those struggling with infertility in the United States.
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.
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.
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.