• Grand Opening of new Rochester Center

    Welcome to 13thirty Cancer Connect where teens and now, young adults with cancer ages 13-30 find a new peer community of others with shared experience, others who understand what it’s like to be an adolescent or young adult (AYA) with cancer.

    This past year was one of big changes – new name, new logo, new national office and Rochester Center! We’re still based in Rochester, NY at the Al Sigl Community of Agencies on Elmwood Ave. but we’ve moved to brand new space. Our Rochester AYAs have lots of room to hang out and their parents also have a space all to themselves. We’re lucky to have a full gym in our building for our 13thirty Fit! program, Highland Park right in our back yard, and lots of cool restaurants around the corner in College Town.

    Though much has changed, the most important thing has not – our mission to help teens and young adults with cancer live their very best lives. We are still working each day to keep the promise our founder, Lauren Spiker, made to Melissa before she died – “to make a difference, to make things better.”

    So, if you’re in Rochester, stop in and see Lauren, Josh, Heidi and Mercedes. The coffee is always on! If you’re in Buffalo, give Kelly a call and learn about our Teens Living with Cancer (TLC) program and our awesome partners at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

    For information about becoming a 13thirty Cancer Connect partner, call Lauren at (585) 563-6221. Your teen and young adult patients will thank you!