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Hope For Young Adults With Cancer

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: To connect with our peers 18-40, in the fight to provide financial support and a social-network and outlet for those battling, surviving and living with cancer.

Target demographics: 18-35 Young Adults

Geographic areas served: Based out of St. Louis, MO but we have helped YAWC all across the country.

Programs: We provide our "Giving Hope Fund" application 3 times a year for financial support. As we grow and raise more funds, the application will be posted more frequently. We have wrapped up the applications for 2012 and the next round will be posted in the Spring of 2013.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great group helping young adult cancer survivors. They paid my mortgage when I didn't know what I was going to do and provide great support. Love them!

2 Jill Marie J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization. The proceeds for fundraising go directly to cancer patients to assist them financially thru their terrible ordeals. I have experienced this first hand, as my daughter was a recipient of one of their grants. A grant, you ask? Yes, a grant of money to be used in any way the patient deems necessary ! This is the only organization I have heard of that gives money directly to patients ! for their needs! at the moment! The rest I know of are not giving directly to the patient, but give little, if any, to patients that are in dire need financially and otherwise. This is a most worthwhile organization giving the proceeds directly to those who need it most !! This is THE best that can be given!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

A close personal friend of mine is a young adult who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. She found this organization which has been a great blessing to her. Not only did they offer her a community of other young adults who could share their stories and experiences with her, but they also were alone to offer her some financial assistance as well as getting her in touch with another woman who had been through the same cancershewas facing. She is now thankfully in remission but continues to be a part of this wonderful organization.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand the help that this organization provides. I have been involved in their events and have been touched by the stories from the young adults they have helped.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined this group in 2013 and have been amazed by the compassion, love and support that they give young adults who are struggling with cancer. It has been great to watch the reaction of the people they help and the appreciation for the services they provide.

2 Rave D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization has not only changed the lives of many young adults with cancer, but also changed mine in so many positive ways. I am extremely proud of my work and the work this whole organization had accomplished!!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Hope for Young Adults with Cancer is a great resource for those in dire need of financial assistance with costly medical bills. The incredible organization enables the patient to put full effort to getting better while coping with their cancer. The effort of Hope to assist these young adults in their tremendous time of need and involve them is various activities like pub crawls and trivia nights allows them to be be among other young adults that are assisting this charity and believe in what they do.

2 Jan Y.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hope For Young Adults With Cancer is a very inspirational and helpful nonprofit organization. I went to a charity event of their's and was able to see the effect that they are having on young adults who have to suffer during the peak of their life. The management is organized and informed as to the best methods to take for health benefits and social benefits of the patients. I highly recommend Hope For Young Adults With Cancer.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hope for Young Adults with Cancer is wonderful non-profit organization that focuses on providing direct financial support to young adults who are battling cancer and those who are in remission. This organization is truly dedicated to what they stand for. Cara, Billy, and the rest of the H4YAWC team live this out every day. It's truly touching to witness such a great group of individuals helping out this severely underserved age group of individuals diagnosed with cancer. Being a young adult myself, I realize that others my age that are going through a cancer diagnosis have many hurdles to face, and are often not insured or are underinsured. I'm glad that this organization is out there to help them financially and emotionally.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

The compassion that this charity shows for such an underserved part of the cancer community is truly astounding. All members work full time jobs, yet still manage to dedicate countless hours towards planning fundraising events, sorting through applications and promoting the charity. I believe that H4YAWC is doing such amazing things for individuals. To hear stories about the number of applications that come in and the limited number of people they are able to help due to limited funding is heart-breaking, because with greater awareness of this organization they could help so many more survivors and those currently battling cancer. I can't think of a better organization to donate to.

1 Amanda116

Donor

Rating: 5

I was recently invited to a Hope for Young Adults Trivia Night from a friend that I work with and since I love trivia, I figured that this would be a win/win. When I got there the room was filled with energy, people were laughing and moving about all over the room. I had a little trouble finding my table, but it didn't take me too long to find it. I was pleasantly surprised that our table was right next to the silent auction section, my husband was extremely happy when he eyed a cool air hockey table (which is now conveniently placed in our living room). The night began with a heartfelt speech from one if the young adults that is currently being supported by Hope for Young Adults. The speech didn't make you feel sorry for him or anything like that, but I did get the realization that this organization really did care about his well being. This night, of course was dedicated to him. The founder, Cara, was brought to tears by his speech you could tell that her heart was filled passion. After the speech the night went on as before with movement and laughter, obviously we got the air hockey table from the silent auction. I left that night after having a ton of fun and feeling great with spending my evening with H4YAWC

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was diagnosed with cancer last year, HOPE4YAWC provided emotional and financial support at the time I needed it most. The founder, Cara, and vice president, Lauren, kept in touch with me and really showed that they cared how I was doing. I don't know what I would've done without them. They made the hardest time in my life a little bit easier.

1 Danielle49

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hope For Young Adults with Cancer are a very honest and caring organization. They are always quick to have someone answer your questions and concerns. They also come highly recommended as a resource not only for young adults with cancer but for survivors and caregivers as well. They provide great resources through their website & social media for cancer patients and survivors. I highly recommend them.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Hope for Young Adults with Cancer's mission to support young adults battling, surviving and living with cancer and their dedication to the cause inspires those around them to want to make a difference. They have already made such a huge impact on these young adults with the limited funds that they are receiving and their passion and mission to do so much more is unstoppable!

Hope for Young Adults with Cancer is a non-profit I am proud to support because they responsibly and honestly provide young adults with the financial support they need in addition to friendships that will always be cherished.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known the people who started this organization for some time. They are focused and passionate about their work. They take their mission seriously and are savvy with their use of funds, media, and event organization. Your time and your funds will be well-used. If you get involved, you'll probably have some fun too!