THANKS & CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations to team Teen Cancer America's Band on the Run runners on their Marathon Finish!!! Each and every participant proved beyond doubt just what truly amazing individuals they are!! It is through the efforts of ordinary people doing something extraordinary that we are making a difference for teens and young adults going through cancer! This year’s LA Marathon 2017 was a fantastic success! So HUGE thanks go out to all our volunteers, supporters, donors, and of course our 76 runners.

LA Marathon

This year’s LA Marathon was a true success! A HUGE congratulations needs to go out to our volunteers, supporters, donors, and of course our 76 runners. We’ve raised a record breaking $36,700 thus far and there is still time to keep reaching for our goal. The deadline to make your Teen Cancer America LA Marathon donations is April 21, 2017. Click here to learn more. Don’t forget that donations are being matched by our generous Chairman, Rebecca Rothstein, up to $25,000. We can’t tell you how excited we are here at TCA to be making a difference with this outstanding event.

*AYA Program Manager/Coordinator + Patient Navigators Come Together *

Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) program managers, coordinators and patient navigators from across the country have joined together in a coordinated working group to provide each other with support, insight, and education about the development of AYA programs. TCA has long seen this role to be essential from both clinical and administrative perspectives. Participants in this group are health care professionals from institutions who are just beginning to build the foundation of their AYA program, while others are more established. This team represents both academic health and community hospitals who provide important AYA cancer care.

Here are some of our AYA Program Managers in Edinburgh for last year's Global Congress

Did you know we just Celebrated AYA Cancer Awareness Week?

Each year 70,000 Americans between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer! We believe that young people going through cancer deserve their own Space, Teams, Treatment and Research.

Young people are different from both children and older people. Once diagnosed their world gets turned upside down and that is bad enough. However if you get treated on a children's ward or with the elderly it is made ten times worse!

Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) are a unique subset of almost every aspect of American life from education, employment. marketing strategies, choice of entertainment and even their rights granted by law. So why are they still not recognized as their own population in our Health Care system? This has to change, so please, help us spread the word by, sharing our message on Facebook and Twitter.

We have been showing the #RoadRebellion films made by the talented Hernan Barangan on our social media which give voice to these young people. Their personal stories will both put a face on the experience of #AYAcancer and shine a light on the challenges in our system that we must tackle head-on to improve the lives of all AYAs with cancer.

Starting July 16, 2017 The Who are back in the US for their North American leg. Don’t miss out on your sing along in support of the legendary rock band at one of ten shows. Find your tickets here and remember one dollar from every ticket sold on The Who’s North American Tour is being donated to Teen Cancer America.

Other Ways To Get Involved

April 21, 2017 LA Marathon Donations Close Continue to Donate Here

April 26, 2017 Online Sports + Music Auction Information to Follow on our website May 21, 2017 Shop Theory Event In Store - 13038 San Vicente Blvd, LA, CA 90049 Online - www.theory.com

To find out more about any of these events or Newsletter articles email us atinfo@teencanceramerica.org

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