What does it feel like to be diagnosed with cancer at 22 with your life ahead of you?
When Jason was diagnosed, he was still in college. An education to complete, a career to plan, a relationship to discover. All the brightness and promise of his life waiting to happen when he received a cancer diagnosis that brought new medical terms, uncertainty, and treatment.
Jason wanted emotional support, education and hope and found these at Cancer Support Community.
It was important that he find others who could relate and offer support to help navigate the journey ahead.
Named in honor of Jason and his journey, Cancer Support Community is excited to announce the Jason Brightfield Young Adult program. This unique program is designed to help young adults, 18-40, find support and community as they navigate their cancer journey.
In sharing Jason’s story, Cancer Support Community is honoring Jason’s life and legacy while shining a light on young adults with cancer and their unique needs. There are many others like Jason who are living with cancer, share the same concerns, and are looking for a community and resources:
All of this is available at Cancer Support Community at no charge to participants: support groups, gentle movement and nutrition classes designed to provide tools to help live with cancer. Those with children can also benefit from the Families Connect programming where children and their cancer-diagnosed caregivers come together to find ways to better communicate about cancer and be supported as a family.
With the generosity of the Brightfield family and Staenberg Family Foundation matching challenge grant, Cancer Support Community will continue to offer programming specifically designed for the needs of young adults.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Be a part of the Staenberg Family Foundation Challenge that supports Cancer Support Community programming; your generous donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000.
We invite you to visit: http://www.cancersupportstl.org/get-support/jason-brightfield-young-adult-program to learn more about the Jason Brightfield Young Adult Program.
|Joel Brightfield||10/28/2020||$5,138.00||Sharon Clark||09/21/2020||$100.00||Peggy Nelson||09/13/2020||$500.00||Steve Litzman||09/13/2020||$50.00||Laura Brown||09/04/2020||$25.00||Anonymous||08/28/2020||$7,020.00||Team Jason contributions||Marty Oberman||08/10/2020||$100.00||Lori and Mike Thaman||08/05/2020||$500.00||Jason Brightfield Young Adult Program||Anonymous Friend||07/11/2020||$150.00||Benjamin Kline||07/11/2020||$17.00||Nicholas Hirst||07/11/2020||$100.00||Dale Schreiber||07/10/2020||$100.00||Katie Logue||07/10/2020||$50.00||Marsha Marsh||06/30/2020||$25.00||Larry Wolff||06/23/2020||$500.00||Elisabeth Marsh||04/30/2020||$100.00||Jennifer Hess||04/17/2020||$75.00||James Fernandez||03/30/2020||$250.00||Leslie Tarantola||03/27/2020||$100.00||Michelle Mills||03/26/2020||$100.00||Joel Brightfield||12/10/2019||$4,000.00|