The Foundation

A Fresh Perspective on Cancer

What We Do

The Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation (FCAF) ignites possibility, purpose, and connection in the lives of men and women who have experienced cancer.

Through volunteering, meaningful travel, and activities designed to shift perspective and redefine possibility; we help transform adversity and grief into purpose and connection. We address the psychological and emotional aspects of cancer through programming that improves quality of life and builds stronger communities. We give those living with or beyond cancer an opportunity to expand their stories, redefine their lives, and reconnect to themselves and the world.

Why We Do It

According to the American Cancer Society, there are now more than 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. This number is expected to grow to nearly 19 million by 2024. (American Cancer Society).

There is a vacuum of support when it comes to helping people redefine their lives after a cancer diagnosis. Many struggle with feelings of depression, isolation, fear of recurrence, survivor guilt, anger, broken relationships, and difficulty with re-entering their “normal lives”. Often these byproducts of the cancer experience go untreated and impact the mental and physical health of patients and their ability to integrate back into their families and communities. By using volunteering as a healing mechanism and providing tangible tools for expanding the story beyond cancer, we give people who have experienced cancer a meaningful way to start fresh.

Founder Terri Wingham talks to Stanford’s Medicine X About Survivorship & FCAF 

Terri Wingham from Stanford Anesthesia on Vimeo.

Our Vision: For people impacted by cancer to find connection, emotional healing, and renewed meaning and purpose in their lives.

Sign Up For the FCAF Tribe

If you have been impacted by cancer and want to learn more about our programs, please visit our Become A Participant page.

Transform Lives With Your Donation

Whether you’ve personally experienced cancer, lost someone to cancer, or want to be part of an innovative solution for healing, your donation will change lives. Join us in shedding light on the emotional and psychological aspects of the disease while we build bridges that help patients redefine their lives.

With the support of our donors, 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 will return to India, pilot our first program in South Africa and build a week-long domestic program specifically for people living with advanced disease. To learn more about corporate partnership opportunities or how we can customize a program for you, please visit our Become A Sponsor page

 DONATE IN US DOLLARS

Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a non profit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please note that for US Donors, Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, or a variation of SEE will show up on your credit card statement. Your donation is tax deductible in the United States and all donations over $100 will receive a thank you letter with a tax receipt.

Please make checks payable to Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs and include “Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation” or “FCAF” in the memo line. Checks can then be mailed to 23532 Calabasas Road, Suite A, Calabasas, CA, 91302, USA.

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 DONATE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

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.

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