Young adult cancer survivors give back to YACC

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After attending Survivor Conference 2017, Paula Veinotte-Nickerson wanted to give back to YACC. When the next Shave season came around, she enlisted the help of her friends and family — especially her son, Tyson — to hold the first East Hants Community Shave in Nova Scotia.

Not only did Tyson Shave for the Brave, his hair was long enough to donate to Wigs for Kids, a partner of ours that offers wigs at no cost to children dealing with hair loss issues.

Congratulations to all involved for a successful event, raising $1,290 to help young adults live with, through, and beyond cancer. Money raised during Shave for the Brave funds Young Adult Cancer Canada’s digital, local, and national programs like a peer-led private Facebook group, Retreat Yourself, Survivor Conference, and more!

Get in touch with lesley@youngadultcancer.ca if you would like to learn more about how YACC can help you cope with having cancer in your late teens, 20s, and 30s.

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