Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation (FCAF) is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation. In the U.S.A., the FCAF is a program fiscally sponsored by Phase One – The Road to Curing Cancer, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation.
Our Mission, Vision, & Values
Mission: To help cancer survivors shift their perspectives and find new meaning and purpose in their lives through volunteering locally and internationally.
Vision: To create unique opportunities for cancer survivors to build connections and participate in meaningful travel. To collaborate with other cancer support organizations to ensure that no cancer survivor in North America walks out the door on their final day of treatment feeling alone and like the support has ended.
Values: Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, and Creating Community.
Where We’ve Been…
In February 2013, the Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation launched #Delhi2013, our pilot program, and took 12 cancer survivors from across North America to New Delhi, India. We spent two weeks volunteering with community projects, engaging with local cancer patients and survivors, and participating in a bucket-list worthy trip to the Taj Mahal. To see a few clips of our experience and to learn more about our upcoming documentary, visit us here: The Film.
Where We’re Going…
We believe that after trudging through treatment, cancer survivors deserve an opportunity to believe in big dreams and possibilities again. Our programming is revolutionary because it raises awareness of the unique challenges many survivors face, supports patients after cancer treatment ends, and partners with volunteer organizations doing meaningful work both in North America and around the globe.
We’re excited to keep chasing dreams, changing lives, and starting fresh, so here’s what we’re scheming and dreaming up for the rest of 2013…
We need to support survivors beyond our 2-week international adventures as well as provide programming for those in our community who want to stay closer to home. So this September, we’re launching our inaugural North American program.
Together with a few powerhouse survivor advocates as well as returning members of our #Delhi2013 dozen, we’ll pilot a 4-day program that incorporates volunteering with an innovative Bay Area not-for-profit and experiencing a still-under-wraps bucket list activity.
To create a sustainable impact in the community, we’ll be sharing the big dreaming spirit with local cancer hospitals and survivorship programs. We can’t wait to invite local survivors, patients, and caregivers to join us for a day of volunteering and to celebrate and build new friendships over dinner. Our dream is to build long term relationships in the community, pilot a program to roll out to major cities across North America, and experience the joy that comes from giving back in a meaningful way.
Given the success of our first program, we can’t wait to give 12 more survivors the opportunity to join us for the trip of a lifetime. Through our partnerships with Cross-Cultural Solutions and G Adventures, we’ll volunteer in New Delhi, experience the Indian culture, and marvel as we watch the sun rise over the Taj Mahal.
While in India, each survivor will be matched with a local community project and spent two weeks giving of his or her time and energy to people on the other side of the world. Whether helping wash floors at Mother Teresa’s Home For the Dying & The Destitute, participating in English lessons at a school for children living in one of Delhi’s many depressed areas, or providing an extra set of hands to serve meals at daycares and special needs schools, each survivor not only acted as a volunteer, but also as a Cancer Ambassador in communities where cancer is often veiled in shame, secrecy, and stigma. We can’t wait to once again spend time with CanSupport and further their cause of supporting families and patients affected by cancer in the New Delhi area.
To get all of the latest updates on the Foundation or to be one of the first to sign up for an upcoming adventure, click here to join the FCAF Tribe.
Will You Donate To Help Make Dreams Come True?
With your support, the foundation’s long term vision is to offer at least four international trips a year as well as build partnerships to provide local Fresh Chapter programming in every major city in North America. Each program will incorporate volunteering and the opportunity to experience a bucket-list worthy activity. We want to remind survivors about the joy that comes with chasing a dream and giving back in a meaningful way. Please donate what you can to help us change the lives of thousands of cancer survivors. Every dollar counts.