Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation (FCAF) is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)3 status in the USA.
To ignite a spark of possibility, purpose, and connection in cancer survivors.
For survivors of all types of cancer to find connection, emotional healing, and renewed meaning and purpose in their lives.
Join Us In Changing Lives
Whether you’ve survived cancer, lost someone to cancer, or want to support a cause that ripples out to create a better world, your donation will help ignite a spark of possibility, purpose, and connection in cancer survivors while positively impacting communities at home and around the globe.
With your support, we piloted a 2 day North American program for 10 patients and survivors in Los Angeles last November and we now have our next group of survivors who will join us in India in March 2014. In 2015, we look forward to expanding our programming to Africa as well as other major cities on the West Coast of North America.
Please donate either through PayPal by using the button below or by check (*All checks should be made payable to Phase One – A Fresh Chapter and mailed to – 256 – 26th Street, Suite 201, Santa Monica, CA, 90402.) Thanks to our fiscal sponsor – Phase One Foundation – all donations are tax deductible in the United States. Tax ID # is 91-2129319
Why We Are So Excited About Helping Survivors Start Fresh…
FCAF programs address the isolation and depression many patients and survivors feel when active treatment ends. On the final day of treatment, most patients are told when to come back for their next set of scans, but not how to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward emotionally. FCAF gives survivors a chance to “write” a new chapter in their lives that is about something other than cancer. Whether a patient or survivor joins us for a 2-week international volunteering adventure or takes part in a 2-day program at home, our mission is to ignite a sense of possibility, purpose, and connection in our participants. None of us have any guarantees about how long we will live, but here at A Fresh Chapter, we believe in chasing dreams and making our lives count.
- Believe in new possibilities and adventures.
- Find meaning and purpose through a combination of volunteering and memorable moments.
- Build connections and friendships with other cancer survivors.
What Makes Us Unique
- Our programs allow survivors to connect based on shared values & interests and not purely demographics or type of cancer.
- Our participants feel a sense of accomplishment by participating in fundraising activities and/or traveling to foreign destinations.
- Volunteering both internationally and domestically reminds our participants the power each of them still has to make a difference in the lives of others.
- Survivors experience a new sense of possibility by experiencing once in a lifetime moments.
- North American survivors have the chance to participate in grass-roots anti-stigma and global cancer awareness campaigns.
We believe in creating opportunities for people to experience real connections and form friendships that will provide a support system when participants return home or find themselves back in treatment.
Find Out More About Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going…
Are you a survivor who wants to learn more about a future trip or a donor who wants to get involved in changing the lives of cancer survivors across North America. Check out the links below or contact us to learn more.
To find out where this began: A Foundation Is Born
To see what’s next: Our Upcoming Programs
If you have undergone treatment for cancer and you want to receive updates or be one of the first to sign up for an upcoming adventure, click here to join the FCAF Tribe. Anyone who has been through treatment and is healthy enough to travel is eligible for our International Programs. Our North American programs are eligible to anyone who has received treatment for cancer and are currently slated for Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland in 2014/2015.
Haven’t had cancer, but still want to be part of our tribe? Our community stretches far beyond cancer. If you want to receive updates from A Fresh Chapter and learn more about the #StartFresh series, you can join our tribe on Twitter, Facebook, or get posts delivered directly to your inbox. Thanks for spreading the word and helping our tribe grow. Every day we’re chasing dreams and changing lives and we wouldn’t want to do it without you.