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  • Refocus the Lens

    In August, we introduced a new expressive arts series, Refocus the Lens.  Members of 13thirty Cancer Connect submitted a photo that reminded them of the time when they were diagnosed with cancer. Some photos reflected one of the last moments when cancer was not on their minds.  They may have been going off to college…. Lucas, 21 …or striking a pose as a dance major… Kara, 19 …or just being a […]

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    Back to School

    It’s that time of year again! Returning to school will definitely be different this year, but there’s one thing that remains the same- there are tons of scholarship opportunities. There’s a common misconception that you have to have stellar grades to receive a scholarship. While there are many academic scholarships available, there’s plenty out there based on financial need, race, gender, academic programs, athletics, study abroad programs, and even cancer […]

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    Fitness Friends 

    As we approach month six of quarantine, we have started to return to our usual routines, which for many include working out at our local gyms. A good workout, a crucial part of some people’s routines, benefits both our physical and mental health and serves as respite from our new normal but unfortunately, gyms remain closed. At 13thirty Cancer Connect, we recognize the impact of physical activity on our well-being, especially following […]

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