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Young Survivors

Young Survivors Cancer Support Group – Denver area

Sponsored by Centura Porter Adventist Hospital

2525 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210  

Contact: Melissa Gilstrap at 303-269-4348 or

“Being diagnosed with cancer in your twenties and thirties is very different than being diagnosed in middle age and later. If you are in this age range, please consider joining us for our monthly meetings and/or monthly social events. Meeting and social event times and locations vary. The group is facilitated by Centura Oncology Support Services staff and focuses on education, perspective and support. Note: There is no fee or registration, and you do not have to be a patient of a Centura facility to attend meetings or belong to this group. Please contact Melissa Gilstrap at the information below to be added to the distribution list for meeting announcements. “


Note: COCA co-sponsors this group every three months.
Melissa Gilstrap at 303-269-4348 or


First Descents – Denver area

3001 Brighton Blvd Suite 623, Denver, CO 80216


“First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (age 18-39) impacted by cancer… First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.”

Young Empowered Survivors - (YES!) – Online & Denver area

“Young Empowered Survivors is primarily an online resource.  We have an active message board for members to share questions, ideas and helpful resources.  We encourage new members to get together with other members of the group.


How To Join: Please send an email to us at 

List your type of cancer, age at diagnosis and where you live.”


Facebook Group:

Yahoo Group:
Send a request to join our YAHOO! board.  Click on this link (YES!) and choose "Join This Group."  You may have to set up a free YAHOO! account to continue with the request.


Stupid Cancer

“Our mission is to empower those affected by young adult cancer by: building community, improving quality of life, providing meaningful survivorship .Our vision is no survivor alone. Our charter is to ensure that no one affected by young adult cancer go unaware of the age-appropriate support resources they are entitled to so they can get busy living… Stupid Cancer proudly supports a global network of patients, survivors, caregivers, providers and advocates to ensure that no one affected by young adult cancer go unaware of the age-appropriate resources they are entitled to so they can get busy living. Our innovative and multi-award-winning programs… have brought the cause of 'cancer under 40' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give a much needed voice to our forgotten population.”


Events include:


CancerCon (a Denver-based cancer conference)


The OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults

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