b-aware || b-there

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-there, we are providing the information and tools that empower the social support network to be present from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.

  • What Is b-aware?

    What Is b-aware?

    b-aware proactively provides young adults the education and experiences before a friend is diagnosed so they feel empowered to be strong supporters when the need arises.

  • What is b-there?

    What is b-there?

    b-there provides the resources and tools post-diagnosis to ensure young adults feel connected and supported throughout treatment and beyond, and that the supporters are supported every step of the way.

  • Leading Cause of Death

    Leading Cause of Death

    Cancer remains the #1 cause of disease-related death among young adults (AYAs) between the ages of 15-39.
  • Survival Rates Are Not Improving

    Survival Rates Are Not Improving

    Unlike pediatric and older adult patients, AYAs 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 AYAs with cancer. Social support and connection is vital for this age group.

SOURCE: Couzin, 2007