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Young adults diagnosed with cancer are required to press pause during such a pivotal time in their lives and often don’t receive consistent support from busy friends. Unfortunately, poor support can contribute to a negative response to treatment and overall worse health outcomes. Through two key programs, b-aware and b-connected, we are providing the information and tools that empower the social support network to be present from pre-cancer diagnosis through survivorship.

  • What is b-aware?

    b-aware is educating the general young adult community about the importance of being there for others. We’re proactively providing young adults access to important information and experiences that amplify and reinforce the importance of presence and inspire active change. By giving young adults the tools and experiences before a friend is diagnosed, they will feel empowered to be a strong supporter when the need arises.

    What is b-aware?

    b-aware b-informed b-empowered

    Not all of us will face a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime, but every single one of us will be called on to be a supporter. If we learn how to be the best possible supporter today, we have the power to improve the experience for others.

    Learn from the past.

    b-present.

    Change their future.

    Share Your Story
    • Leading Cause of Death

      Leading Cause of Death

      Cancer remains the #1 cause of disease-related death among young adults (YAs) between the ages of 18-39.
    • Survival Rates Are Not Improving

      Survival Rates Are Not Improving

      Unlike pediatric and older adult patients, YAs with cancer have seen little improvement in survival rates since 1975.
    • Social and Emotional Issues

      Social and Emotional Issues

      Isolation is the #1 psychosocial issue impacting YAs with cancer. Finding effective social support is often difficult for this age group.

    SOURCE: Couzin, 2007

    • Let’s get this party started! 🎉 Doors open at 6. Show starts at 7. 🎹 ⠀
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Enjoy a live art show and silent auction before the performance begins. It’s going to be a beautiful night in San Diego, and we can’t wait to spend it with YOU! See ya soon. ✌️⠀
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    • What do the songs “Don't Stop Believin,” “Baby Got Back,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” have in common? 🤔 They are all popular song requests at a dueling pianos show. With over 5,000 shows performed, if there is a song you want to hear, The Killer Dueling Pianos duo can perform it. 🎸🎹⁣⁣
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SO...HOW DOES A DUELING PIANOS SHOW WORK?⁣⁣
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Step 1️⃣: Choose ANY song you want to hear 🎶⁣⁣
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Step 2️⃣: Write the song name on a piece of paper and take your request to the stage 📝 ⁣⁣
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Step 3️⃣: Add a tip to increase your chances of the song getting played (all tips go to b-present to help young adults with cancer) 💪⁣⁣
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Step 4️⃣: Enjoy the show – Feel free to sing along and dance! This is YOUR party for a good cause. 🎉⁣⁣
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WHAT ELSE TO EXPECT:⁣⁣
- LIVE art show (Watch a local artist transform a dark canvas into a work of art in an hour) 🎨⁣⁣
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- Silent Auction including Comic-Con passes, high-end golf resort experiences, original artwork, and more 🏌️‍♂️⁣⁣
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- Merch giveaways 🎁⁣⁣
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- Great food and drink options 🥂⁣⁣
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...all under the stars on a beautiful San Diego night. ⭐ We’d love for you to share this night with us and help us improve the experience of young adults with cancer. 💛 See you Saturday!⁣⁣
    • T-MINUS 2 days ✌️ until we’re screaming and shouting our favorite songs together. 💃🕺⁣
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    • T-MINUS 3 DAYS! 🎹 ⁣
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Can’t attend our event this Saturday but still want to help us reach our fundraising goal so we can continue helping young adults with cancer? A generous donor has offered to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION! 🙌  This means every dollar contributed up to $5,000 will be matched. ⁣
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To make your donation a double, visit b-present.org/donate and enter "Fall Fundraiser" in the notes section.⁣
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Thank you, Support Squad! 💛⁣
    • Last call for alcohol! 🍻 Less than 12 hours left to snag an unlimited drink pass with prime seating for our Dueling Pianos event this Saturday, Oct. 19th at @QuartyardSD.⁣
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    • ⚠️VIP TIX ALMOST SOLD OUT ⚠️ Unlimited drinks. Need we say more? 🥂⠀
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  • What is b-connected?

    b-connected is providing the necessary tools to facilitate strong support for young adult cancer patients post-diagnosis through survivorship. We’re addressing the unique needs of these young adults throughout the treatment journey by working closely with patients, survivors, and supporters, to enhance the connectedness of social support networks.

    What is b-connected?

    The b-there Tool

    Our web-based patient and supporter connection tool, b-there, is designed to ensure the support network has the information they need to be there for the cancer patient from the day of diagnosis.

    The tool gives the patient a simple, low-stress way to control visits, convey status, and request needed items, allowing supporters to be responsive to the patient’s physical and emotional needs. Through the easy-to-understand patient dashboard, supporters can quickly get updates on how the patient is doing, what they need, if they want visitors, how they can help, and more.

    Interested in helping evaluate the b-there tool?  Check out the latest info on our testing.

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    • Patient Status

      Patient Status

      Informs supporters how the patient is doing, the patient's preferred method of contact, and if they are welcoming visitors.
    • Calendar

      Calendar

      Lets supporters know when the patient is available, what activities are of interest to them, and how they can help.
    • Wish List

      Wish List

      Allows supporters to see what the patient needs, when they need it, and how they would like it to be delivered.