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    Parent Programs

    Parent Happy Hour At 13thirty Cancer Connect, we’ve been hosting frequent programs on Zoom for our AYAs in both Rochester and Syracuse. We finally got the chance to catch up with our 13thirty parents this month at our Parent Happy Hour program. 13thirty parents joined a Zoom call to connect with one another and catch up since quarantine went into effect. A note from our Founder & Executive Director, Lauren […]

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    Cancer + Careers

    People around the country are feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their careers. This may mean lay-offs for some and new working conditions for others. For those living with cancer, going back to the workplace or looking for a new job can be scarier than ever before. Many fear job security or a lack of opportunities, but AYAs living with cancer also fear the health risk of going back to […]

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    Virtual Connections

    Over the past six weeks, 13thirty Cancer Connect has been dedicated to creating virtual connections between both our Rochester and Syracuse AYA members. We know how difficult social distancing is for everyone, especially those who have been in isolation in the past to protect their health. We will continue to try our best at keeping our AYAs in touch and active with virtual programs until social distancing guidelines are updated. […]

Our Mission

The mission of 13thirty Cancer Connect is to help adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer live their very best lives – TODAY!

At 13thirty Cancer Connect, AYAs build a new peer community of others who understand, in a way no one else can. From the minute AYAs walk through our door, they feel “at home” because everyone “gets it.”

How We Help

Cancer is tough and we’re here to help through it all. We have programs to meet all your needs – fitness, nutrition, arts, or just hanging out together. We also inform healthcare providers and educators about AYA cancer.

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Melissa's Story

13thirty was inspired by a teen named Melissa who knew how to live - even with cancer. Learn More

If you have learned anything from me through all of this, do something with it to make a difference – to make things better.

— Melissa Sengbusch