New Programs for Young Adults Facing Cancer

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is now offering weekly online chats and periodic interactive webcasts for young adults 18 to 39-years-old facing cancer. To learn more and to register visit: www.lls.org/yaconnect.

The weekly chat for young adults takes place every Tuesday evening from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET. The chat provides a forum for young adults to speak openly and get support from others tackling the challenges of cancer. The first young adults free webcast "Navigating Employment and Insurance" will take place on Wednesday June 30, 2010 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET, and involves dialogue and Q&A between expert guests and young adult cancer survivors sharing their experience. this program will feature Jeremy Katzman, leukemia survivor, Cyndy Sotomayor, lymphoma survivor, Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq., director, Cancer Legal Resource Center, adulnt professor of law, Loyola Law School and Gina Russo, L.C.S.W., director, Infomation Resource Center, LLS.
"Young adults with cancer often fall between the cracks and are often underserved by the healthcare system at a time in their lives when they are experiencing physical, emotional and financial challenges," says Hildy Dillon, LLS Sr. VP, Patient Services. "Add the burden of cancer and the challenge can be overwhelming. These chats and webcasts are a way to help give them support at a very vulnerable period in their lives."

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