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Canadian Donors: Canadian Donors can make cheques payable to Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation and mail them to 3605 Bluebonnet Road, North Vancouver, BC, V7R 4C9. FCAF is a federally registered Canadian non profit but has not yet received Registered Charity status in Canada, so tax receipts cannot be issued at this time.

Our Work

Audacious and hopeful, Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation (FCAF) aims to transform grief and pain into purpose and healing. Through proven US and International programs, participants gain perspective, find community, and redefine their lives. Learn more about our programs here: Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation.

Stacy B TemplesThank you for making a dream (that I didn’t even know I had) come true, and for connecting me with people and places that I would not have otherwise. Words cannot express how truly grateful I am. I was so fresh coming out of treatment and thought I was doing great. And I was…for someone who just came out of a battle. But only now am I truly appreciating what a process this whole Cancer journey is. You have made an incredible difference in my life and my perspective not with just dealing with cancer but in so many other ways. The experiences and relationships made on that trip have made me a better person. ~ Stacy (Delhi 2014 Participant)

Our Community

Welcome to our community. Even if you haven’t had cancer, you may be starting a fresh chapter in your life and we’d love to help you along the way. Below, we’ve included some resources designed to help anyone start a fresh chapter in his or her life.

Resources To Help You Start Fresh

257928_10150647414980093_667050092_19095789_2466639_oEach of us has a unique story and a different reason for why we might want to start fresh. Whether you’re broken hearted, dealing with picking up the pieces of your life after cancer, or coping with physical or emotional loss, you may have reached a crossroads where you have to move forward because you can’t stay where you are.

At A Fresh Chapter, we love to connect our readers to resources to help them on the road to writing the next part of their story. If you are looking for a little inspiration to #startfresh, check out the links below.

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Taking The Leap – Tanessa’s Peru Odyssey

Posted by on February 15, 2017 in A-Has & Inspiration, Blog | 0 comments

Taking The Leap – Tanessa’s Peru Odyssey

Tweet Tanessa Noll is a writer and teacher who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. As a new resident in her small town, she was surprised by the outpouring of support she received during treatment. Tanessa learned that telling her story connected her to people who wanted to help. As a recipient of the Melissa Carroll Legacy Fund, Tanessa created a Ripple Impact plan to give back to her community. She plans to teach a writing workshop to youth, helping them find connection through their stories. From Applying On A Whim To Peru Becoming A...

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Our Tribe’s Top 10 Reasons to Participate in A Fresh Chapter Odyssey Program

Posted by on February 13, 2017 in A-Has & Inspiration, Blog | 0 comments

Our Tribe’s Top 10 Reasons to Participate in A Fresh Chapter Odyssey Program

Tweet Cancer happened or is happening to you or someone you love, but it is far from the whole story. Through our programs, A Fresh Chapter offers an opportunity to heal the emotional scars of the disease and explore life beyond cancer. Today on the blog, our tribe has come together to share their top reasons for participating in A Fresh Chapter Odyssey program. If you, or someone you know, has been impacted by cancer and would like an opportunity to join us in Peru or South Africa this fall, apply before midnight (PST) on Wednesday, February...

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Apply Now for AFC’s South Africa & Peru 2017 Odyssey Programs

Posted by on February 7, 2017 in A-Has & Inspiration, Blog | 0 comments

Apply Now for AFC’s South Africa & Peru 2017 Odyssey Programs

Tweet Are You Ready To Explore Life Beyond Cancer?  A Fresh Chapter empowers diverse groups of men and women to step beyond the label of cancer “patient,” “survivor,” or “caregiver,” and into a new world of volunteering, cultural immersion, and personal growth and development. As part of a broader framework of support, our 2 week international volunteer travel experiences help you see that struggle is universal and it’s possible to heal, connect, and serve others while reclaiming your life. Applications for A Fresh Chapter’s Fall 2017...

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Jennifer’s Fresh Chapter: A Caregiver’s Perspective

Posted by on February 6, 2017 in A-Has & Inspiration, Blog | 1 comment

Jennifer’s Fresh Chapter: A Caregiver’s Perspective

Tweet Jennifer Montgomery-Lay is a wife, mother and full time caregiver to her daughter Logan.  She enjoys travel, yoga, hiking, wake-surfing, reading and writing her blog – Life All Over The Map. She joined our tribe in 2016, participating in the India odyssey program and was deeply impacted by her A Fresh Chapter experience.  Cancer is hard. It is physically painful. Treatments are tortuous – leaving you incredibly tired, endlessly sick and emotionally weak. Realizing you have cancer is unimaginable and unbearable. Or at least,...

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The Peru Odyssey: A First Glimpse (Video)

Posted by on February 1, 2017 in A-Has & Inspiration, Blog | 3 comments

The Peru Odyssey: A First Glimpse (Video)

Tweet As you might remember, Los Angeles based reality TV producer and breast cancer survivor, Dana Buning, worked with a crew of seasoned film and television professionals to document our Peru Odyssey Program. Today, we are thrilled to roll out the first video – produced by Reality for A Better Reality – and featuring our partnership with Eli Lilly & Company and its Connecting Hearts Abroad Program. This week, we’ve invited Dana to return to the blog to share a bit more about her experience. Thank you so much to Reality for a...

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See//Be Seen – Felicity’s South Africa Experience

Posted by on January 30, 2017 in A-Has & Inspiration | 0 comments

See//Be Seen – Felicity’s South Africa Experience

Tweet Today’s blog post was written by 2015 South Africa participant, Felicity Palma. Felicity is a multimedia artist, international women’s rights advocate, and young breast cancer survivor. Using digital photography and videography, her storytelling projects aim to create a space for women’s experiences and voices to be witnessed and heard. To see more of her work, visit: www.felicityyypalmaaa.com November 5th, 2015. I arrived in Cape Town admittedly naïve to the great contradictions I would witness here. Apartheid may...

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Gaby’s Fresh Chapter – A Different Kind Of Me

Posted by on January 13, 2017 in A-Has & Inspiration, Blog | 0 comments

Gaby’s Fresh Chapter – A Different Kind Of Me

Tweet Today on the blog, we’re spotlighting Gaby Perez-Espinosa and her perspective while in Peru. Gaby is a Non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor who has not let cancer keep her down. As a mother of two young children, she is still determined to prove to them and others that nothing can truly stop you from achieving  your goals. She has also managed to find hidden blessings in it all as she has connected with people and had opportunities that she may have never met or experienced had it not been for her diagnosis. At...

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AFC Official 2017 Program Announcement. Applications Open Soon!

Posted by on January 12, 2017 in A-Has & Inspiration | 0 comments

AFC Official 2017 Program Announcement. Applications Open Soon!

Tweet We must be willing to let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ~ Joseph Campbell It is the perfect time of year to contemplate how you want to start fresh in your life. Perhaps it’s time to step beyond the borders of your cancer story and share a meaningful volunteer travel experience with us? In addition to our first program in Costa Rica this March, our fall line-up is going to be incredible. Today, we are thrilled to confirm our return to Cape Town, South Africa and our second program in...

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New Year, New Logo, New Look – Coming Soon for A Fresh Chapter

Posted by on January 3, 2017 in A-Has & Inspiration, Blog | 4 comments

New Year, New Logo, New Look – Coming Soon for A Fresh Chapter

Tweet Happy New Year! We are excited about 2017 and all that we have planned. In the coming weeks you’ll hear about some of our exciting 2017 initiatives, including upcoming programs, recruitment for our board of directors, a new ambassador’s program, and much more. Today we are thrilled to announce and unveil a new logo and tagline for A Fresh Chapter. We’ve known for a while that we had outgrown our original logo (yes, the pink flower is gone!) and that it was time for something fresh and new. Our new logo and tagline, which we will begin...

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Connections. Wanda Lucas on Returning Home From Peru

Posted by on December 14, 2016 in A-Has & Inspiration, Blog | 1 comment

Connections. Wanda Lucas on Returning Home From Peru

Tweet Today on the blog, we’re spotlighting Wanda Lucas and her perspective(s) while in Peru. Wanda is a Washington, DC based, 10-year survivor of breast cancer who believes that there are no coincidences in life. Believing that things happen as they are meant to, she also acknowledges that we have the power to choose how we will respond. She is grateful for the opportunities that the choice can bring.  It is surprising how much I yearn to be back in Peru, now that I have returned home. I miss the young girls from my volunteer assignment as...

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