The Foundation

Our Mission: To transform the lives of those impacted by cancer through programs that inspire purpose and cultivate healing.

What We Do

The Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation (FCAF) is the first program of its kind to provide emotional healing for those affected by cancer while making a positive impact on communities at home and around the world. Through a combination of volunteering and activities designed to help participants process the complex psychosocial aspects of cancer, our programs foster healing, inspire purpose, and reignite joy in the lives of patients and survivors.

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).

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 navigate life after a cancer diagnosis. Depression rates among cancer patients and survivors are 2-5 times greater than the average population (Bovajian, 2010). Many patients also struggle with feelings of isolation, fear of recurrence, survivor guilt, anger, broken relationships, and difficulty with re-entering their “normal lives”.

It is not enough to simply tell patients and survivors that they may struggle with the emotions of cancer. In order to truly provide an end-to-end solution for cancer treatment, we must build programs that cultivate emotional healing. FCAF programs help cancer patients and survivors move from isolation to connection with themselves, with others, and with the world.

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 are a patient or survivor who wants to learn more about a future trip, visit our For Patients & Survivors page. Our programs are open to anyone (18+) who has undergone treatment for any type of cancer and is healthy enough to travel. We would love to help YOU start fresh.

Transform Lives With Your Donation

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 inspire possibility, purpose, and connection in cancer survivors while positively impacting communities at home and around the globe. If you want to learn more about the benefits of corporate sponsorship, visit our Become A Sponsor page.

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 plan to expand our North American programming to San Francisco and New York as well as offer three international programs:

  • New Delhi, India (March 2015)
  • Dharmsala, India (May 2015)
  • Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (Fall 2015)

We need your support to transform the lives of cancer patients and survivors. Please donate what you can. Together we are creating a ripple of good that will change the world.

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 while 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. However, you can still help us change lives with your donation of any amount.

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