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Index of resources:

Young Adult Networking and Support
Survivorship/Long-Term Follow-Up Clinics
Financial and Legal Support
Get Active!
Fertility Advocacy and Education
Pediatrics Organizations
 

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Young Adult Networking and Support

  • i[2]y California | Los Angeles -- I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation

    Organization empowers young adults affected by cancer. Website links to all resources to navigate your survivorship. LA Chapter provides hip social networking events with other young adults including the monthly weSPARK/i2y Young Adult Networking Group.

    Website: www.i2y.com
     
  • Cancer Center of Santa Barbara -- Young Adult Support Group

    Provides a place where young adults, ages 18-40, can share their cancer experience, support one another, and exchange information.

    Website: www.ccsb.org
     
  • Colleges Against Cancer 

    Chapters (UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, and more) support the American Cancer Society’s mission to promote activities in advocacy, cancer control, Relay For Life, and Survivorship.

    Email: cac@cancer.org
  • Group Loop -- Cancer Support Community

    A safe place for teens with cancer and their parents to build an online community to find support, education, and hope while dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

    Website: www.grouploop.com
     
  • iBelieve Army

    East Los Angeles community organization that provides information and resources for cancer patients and family in a nurturing environment to help make it easier to accept that it’s time to embrace your neighbor and say, “I need you”.

    Website: www.facebook.com/ibelieveLIVESTRONGArmy
     
  • Imerman Angels 

    Provides one-on-one cancer support by connecting cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.

    Website: www.imermanangels.org
     
  • mass Kickers Foundation

    Empower patients and their loved ones through knowledge and to make them feel less helpless when faced with an intimidating diagnosis.

    Website: www.masskickers.com
     
  • Planet Cancer

    A community of young adults with cancer in their 20s and 30s to share insights, explore our fears, laugh, or even give the finger to cancer with others who just plain get it.

    Website: www.planetcancer.org
     
  • Premiere Oncology Foundation and Beckstrand Art Therapy Program

    Cancer and Creativity (ages 21+) introduces cancer patients and cancer survivors to varied art materials and creative art techniques used to help create hope, express uncertainties, and elaborate on issues of illness and life changes.

    Website: www.premiereoncology.org
     
  • Teen Impact 

    Teen Impact is a program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for teens and young adults that have or once had cancer or a blood disease. Program is open to teens and young adults from any part of the country and from any hospital or treatment center. Monthly support groups for teens, young adults, parents and siblings.

    Website: www.teenimpactprogram.com
     
  • Thrive/Survive Los Angeles

    Creating a portal community to enable real-life meet ups of young adult cancer survivors and access to information such as understanding local medical practitioners, financial resources, and lifestyle information. Creating a portal community to enable real-life meet ups of young adult cancer survivors and access to information such as understanding local medical practitioners, financial resources, and lifestyle information.

    Website: www.thrivesurvive.org
     
  • YAconnect -- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

    Weekly online chat and webcast for young adults facing any type of cancer featuring candid and open discussion on treatment topics.

    Website: www.LLS.org/YAconnect
     
  • weSPARK Cancer Support Center

    Provides, free of charge, a center where one can join with others to share their experience, strength, and hope.
     
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Survivorship / Long-Term Follow-Up Clinics

  • UCLA-LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence

    Clinical program designed to meet the health needs of young adult cancer survivors (aged 18+) of pediatric and adult cancers.

    Website: www.vita.mednet.ucla.edu
    Phone: 310.825.9781
     
  • UCLA Pediatric Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic

    Clinical survivorship program for pediatric/ teen cancer survivors.

    Website: www.cancer.ucla.edu
    Phone: 310.825.6708
     
  • Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles -- LIFE Survivorship & Transition Program

    Program provides direct clinical care and support for childhood cancer survivors.

    Website: www.4lifesurvivors.org
    Phone: 323.361.8953
     
  • City of Hope Center for Cancer Survivorship

    Program specialized in long-term follow-up care for cancer survivors, and, in the process, develop a critical resource of research in cancer survivorship.

    Website: www.cityofhope.org
    Phone: 626.256.4673
     
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County

    Long-term follow-up care program for childhood cancer survivors.

    Website: www.choc.org/about/index.cfm?id=P00284
    Phone: 714.997.3000
     
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Financial and Legal Support

  • Cancer Legal Resource Center 

    Provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues.

    Website: www.CancerLegalResourceCenter.org
    Phone: 866.843.2572
     
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Patient Financial Aid Program

    Patient Financial Aid Program provides $150 of financial assistance for leukemia and lymphoma patients and survivors.

    Website: http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page.adp?item_id=4599
    Phone: 310.846.4704
     
  • LIVESTRONG SurvivorCare

    Free professional support to address financial, insurance, emotional, physical, and day-to-day concerns.

    Website: www.livestrong.org
    Phone: 866.235.7205 (English) | 866.927.7205 (Spanish)
     
  • National Cancer Information Center -- American Cancer Society 

    24/7 phone line to help people with answers related to cancer including health insurance assistance service.

    Website: www.cancer.org
    Phone: 800.227.2345
     
  • Patient Advocate Foundation

    Provides services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare including medical debt crisis, insurance access issues, and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.

    Website: www.patientadvocate.org
    Phone: 800.532.5274
     

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Get Active!

  • First Descents

    Free week-long outdoor adventure programs including whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, and mountaineering for anyone between the ages of 18-39 who has ever heard the words “you have cancer.”

    Website: www.firstdescents.org
     
  • Run to Cure

    On top of having a good time and promoting physical fitness for survivors, Run to Cure aims to promote awareness and raise money for pediatric cancer research.

    Website: www.smruns.com
     
  • YogaBear

    Dedicated to promoting more opportunities (for survivors) for wellness and healing through the practice of yoga.

    Website: www.yogabear.org
     
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Fertility Advocacy and Education

  • Fertile Action

    Providing financial assistance to women who have the desire but not the financial means to pursue fertility preservation.

    Website: www.fertileaction.org
    Phone: 877.276.5951
     
  • Fertile Hope 

    Fertile Hope is a LIVESTRONG initiative dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

    Website: www.fertilehope.org
    Phone: 866.673.7295
     
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Pediatrics Organizations

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand

    ALSF provides free resources to help get families to treatment including travel funds.

    Website: www.alexslemonade.org
    Phone: 866.333.1213
     
  • Beckstrand Cancer Foundation

    Provides patients with a unique combination of financial assistance, supportive counsel, resources and patient advocacy.

    Website: www.beckstrand.org
    Phone: 949.955.0099
     
  • Hats Off For Cancer

    Hats Off For Cancer collects and donates hats of all kinds to the courageous children who lose their hair due to cancer treatments.

    Website: www.hatsoffforcancer.org
     
  • Michael Hoefflin Foundation

    Provides financial and emotional support to children and their families in the Santa Clarita and surrounding valleys.

    Website: www.mhf.org
    Phone: 661.250.4100
     
  • Foundation ThinkAgain! 

    Created to serve pediatric and brain tumor surivors who continue to suffer due to cognitive late effects of cancer treatment.

    Website: www.ThinkAgain.org
     
  • Pablove Foundation

    Funds pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.

    Website: www.pablove.org
    Phone: 323.657.5557
     
  • Padres Contra El Cáncer

    A non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families.

    Website: www.iamhope.org
    Phone: 818.980.0208
     
  • St. Baldrick’s Foundation

    A volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

    Website: www.stbaldricks.org
    Phone: 626.792.8247
     
  • Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

    Provides financial and psychological support for patients and family dealing with cancer in the central California coast.

    Website: www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org
    Phone: 805.962.7466
     
  • The Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California, Inc

    Provides emotional, social, educational, and emergency assistance to families who have, or have had, a child with cancer.

    Website: www.ccfsocal.org
    Phone: 909.558.3419
     
  • We Can, Pediatric Brain Tumor Network

    Offers information and emotional support to families whose children have brain tumors, including family camps and teen group activities.

    Website: www.wecan.cc
    Phone: 310.739.3433 

 

Last updated: 11/1/2010 4:01:01 PM