Peer Programs

13thirty Cancer Connect offers a variety of peer programs for our members in three main categories: arts, wellness, and social gatherings. 




A Look Inside Virtual Programs

We are finding many ways to stay connected while still keeping our AYAs safe during the COVID-19 crisis.

In 2020, we efficiently pivoted our peer programs to a variety of virtual programs in our usual categories (wellness, expressive arts, and just-for-fun social activities) for all our members, including our parents. Through virtual programming, our AYAs were able to meet even more AYAs who ‘get it.’ Our Rochester and Syracuse AYAs connected without traveling the NYS Thruway, and some of our veteran 13thirty members who moved out of the state joined us.

Since June of 2021, we've been back to hosting face-to-face programs! 13thirty Cancer Connect remains committed to ensuring the safety of our members, staff, and visitors. We will continue monitoring the conditions and doing our best to make a difference for AYAs with cancer. We are in this together!

Please stay updated on our upcoming in-person/virtual programs on our website and Facebook page. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at or (585) 563-6221.

Who Can Come?

13thirty Cancer Connect members include our teens and young adults living with cancer. "Living with cancer" means that an individual is currently in treatment or maintenance for cancer or is a cancer survivor. Individuals who had childhood cancer and are currently in their teens and adulthood are invited to attend programs.

Members are encouraged to bring friends and siblings close in age to programs. We also provide programs in all of our program categories for our parents of teens and young adults. Read more below about who else can come.

Teens13 - 20 Years Old

Most programs invite both teens and young adults, but we do offer programs just for our teens too.

Young Adults21 - 30 Years Old

Most programs invite both teens and young adults, but we do offer young adult specific program cater to those 21 and up.


Programs are available specifically for parents and caregivers in all the same categories offered to our AYAs - arts, wellness, and social. Parents are welcome to come with their child to AYA programs and enjoy our cozy parent room.


AYA members are encouraged to bring a sibling or friend to programs in the 13 - 30 age range to attend programs with them.