Every year, approximately 90,000 adolescent and young adults (AYA's) ages 15-39 are diagnosed with cancer.
Imagine the disruption and isolation that causes young people at exciting and transitional times in their lives.
I'm Not Done Yet supports AYA cancer patients and survivors across the country through our 4 core initiatives, delivered through a variety of programs and services.
Peer connection and psychosocial support
Fitness and Wellness
Local and National Blood Drives
Volunteers/Donors in 43 states
total funds granted
I'm Not Done Yet continues to partner with programs around the world to bring appropriate cancer care to AYA's everywhere.
LifeList is a wish-granting program that offers hope and support to young adults 18+ who are currently receiving treatment for a life-threatening diagnosis. This program provides positive experiences to focus on during treatment and an opportunity to connect with a community of young adult patients, survivors, and advocates who have experienced similar journeys. INDY was honored to provide funds for five AYA cancer patients to fulfill their LifeList wishes.
Did you know??
"Make A Wish" is not available to cancer patients after they turn 18.
I'm Not Done Yet has partnered with Connecting Champions to help provide career mentors for adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors as they prepare for their futures.
Cancer treatment is expensive and college is expensive, INDY was excited to support young cancer patients and survivors by purchasing items in Support Assist Boxes to help offset some of the cost associated with attending college, and act as a tangible way we let young scholars know they are seen and supported.
Cancer guidelines and a number of studies support the use of music therapy to reduce anxiety, depression, and mood disturbances for AYA cancer patients and survivors.
INDY was delighted to provide music therapy instruments to our partners at City of Hope for use in their AYA space.
INDY is a proud Gold Sponsor of 2023 GABFEST. Gabfest is a week of interactive survivorship crash courses for AYA's facing cancer and survivorship, to share, explore, and learn as they interact together around the common paths of young adult cancer.
Every year, approximately 90,000 adolescent and young adults (AYA's) ages 15-39 are diagnosed with cancer. What does that mean to young people at exciting and transitional times in their lives? Put yourself in their shoes. A cancer diagnosis too often means: Education – on hold; Career – on hold; Relationships – on hold.
AYA’s face many other challenges because of their diagnosis and treatment: financial toxicity, body image concerns, compromised fertility, isolation, and loneliness. Perhaps the biggest challenge they face is fear about their own future.
AYA patients have been a little understood - and therefore underserved - population in the cancer space. There are few comprehensive programs devoted to this age group, and too often AYA’s are forced to search out resources for themselves.
Fortunately, this is changing. I'm Not Done Yet is committed to being an integral part of the support network for AYA cancer patients and survivors through a variety of partnerships and coalitions in the expanding AYA cancer community.