The Foundation

 Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation (FCAF) is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)3 status in the USA.

Our Mission

To inspire possibility, purpose, and connection in cancer patients and survivors through volunteering and bucket-list adventures.

Our Vision

For survivors of all types of cancer to find connection, emotional healing, and renewed meaning and purpose in their lives.


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Lisa Vidya.1 (1 of 1)The Need

According to the American Cancer Society, there are now more than 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States. This number is expected to grow to nearly 18 million by 2022. Although extensive programming exists in the areas of research, screening, and treatment, there is a vacuum of support when it comes to helping patients pick up the pieces of their lives and learn how to live with and beyond cancer. It is estimated that 70% of cancer survivors experience depression and many also struggle with feelings of isolation, fear of recurrence, survivor guilt, anger, broken relationships, and difficulty with re-entering their “normal” lives.

How We Meet That Need

Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation (FCAF) provides transformational programming that helps patients see themselves as people again. Through a combination of volunteering and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, we give patients and survivors – of ALL types of cancer – the chance to believe in fresh possibilities, form lasting connections with like-minded people, and make a positive ripple impact on the world.


Join Us In Changing Lives

10151522_10203307033859172_444735787_nWhether 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 inspire possibility, purpose, and connection in cancer survivors while positively impacting communities at home and around the globe.

With your support, we have successfully completed two international programs in New Delhi, India as well as piloted a 2-day North American program in Los Angeles. In 2015, we plan to offer three international programs as well as expand our North American program model to at least two additional cities in the United States.

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


Find Out More About Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going…

Lorri.Bernie.Taj (1 of 1)Are you a patient or 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. Our History will tell you where we began and our Upcoming Programs will show you where we’re going.

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.

Haven’t had cancer, but still want to be part of our community? A Fresh Chapter 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 TwitterFacebook, 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. Contact us to learn more.