YA Cancer Gabfest

YA Cancer Gabfest: A Week of Interactive Survivorship Crash Courses for Facing Cancer. 

Presented by Elephants and Tea & Lacuna Loft.

Empowering the AYA Cancer Community to Embrace Their Voice and Story.

Throughout the week of December 7th, we invite you to share, explore, and learn as we interact together. Our goal is to empower attendees to embrace their voice. You are the expert in your own care, so along with experts in the fields, Gabfest will combine and elevate the individual voices of the young adult cancer community.

We’ll offer opportunities to connect with other young adults facing cancer in crash courses, interactive panel discussions, hangouts, and more.

Each day will have a new theme(s). The Themes at Gabfest will focus on*:

Monday: Opening Day, Finding Your Voice
Tuesday: Self-Advocacy + Storytelling
Wednesday: Mental Health + Wellness
Thursday: Metastatic, Caregiving, and Sexual Health + Relationships
Friday: Resiliency in the Face of Cancer

*Please note themes are subject to change

Looking for a more detailed agenda? Check it out here!

Come spill tea with us no matter where you are! Sign up below, now!

Who: the YA Cancer Community (young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers; healthcare professionals, nonprofit professionals, and patient advocates working with YAs facing cancer)

When: Monday, December 7th – Friday, December 11th – starting at 7:30pm EST

How does it work? Gabfest will meet each day for 3 hours in the evening starting at 7:30pm EST.  Each day will consist of a crash course, an interactive panel/discussion/talk, and a hangout (aka, Gabfest After Hours).  You are welcome to attend a single session of the event or as many sessions and days as you would like.  When you sign up below, we’ll send you everything you’ll need to attend the session(s) you are interested in!

Any questions contact nick@elephantsandtea.com or aerial@lacunaloft.org


Thank you to our sponsors and partners!

Interested in supporting YA Cancer Gabfest? Contact Nick@elephantsandtea.com

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Servier Pharmaceuticals


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