A Fresh Chapter is the only organization dedicated to healing the emotional scars of cancer through volunteering, meaningful travel and a broad framework of support.
Cancer wreaks havoc on individuals, families, and communities. Join us in creating a world where through serving others, we are reminded of our own resilience and strength. A world where it's possible to heal, build new connections, and find peace even amidst the uncertainty of cancer.
Be part of a movement that connects people across the borders of race, religion, country, and disease! Share the link to this page, DONATE NOW, reach out to your employer to find out about corporate matching, or join our fundraising team. Together, we can reach our goal of $25,000 by December 31st.
Your support will help us fund 5 scholarships for people financially and emotionally devastated by cancer. These recipients will join us for two weeks of volunteering in either South Africa or Peru as well as benefit from our full 6-month framework of support designed to help them navigate through the uncertainty, isolation, and fear caused by cancer. Our 2018 international programs will deepen our impact on the ground as we collaborate with our partners to adapt AFC resources for local patients and survivors. Through your contribution, you will make an incredible difference in the lives of our scholarship recipients and then see how it ripples out into their families, communities, and the world. Please donate and then join us at www.afreshchapter.com as we continue to share their impactful stories.
Give a Gift of $100 or More & Receive Perseverance, Perspective, and Possibility in 2018
One of our traditions at the end of each program is a closing circle where each of our participants is invited to select an elephant (or similar token) to take home with them. This touchstone serves as a physical reminder of how they felt during their fresh chapter experience as well as an opportunity to think about how they might bring that feeling into their lives at home. This year, we want to share this tradition with you. For our first 100 donors who give $100 or more to fund scholarships for those financially and emotionally devastated by cancer in 2018, you will have the opportunity to receive one of our featured touchstones for 2017: Perspective, Possibility, or Perseverance. You could keep this little gift for yourself or share it with someone in your life who might need a little boost in the New Year.
Why A Fresh Chapter?
Emotional distress (depression, isolation, anger, anxiety, survivor guilt, and fear of recurrence or death) is the most under reported and common side effect of cancer and over 50% of those experiencing distress don’t benefit from traditional support. With 14 million cancer survivors in the United States (projected to reach 19 million by 2020) as well as millions of caregivers who have faced cancer through a loved one’s diagnosis, the need for A Fresh Chapter continues to grow. It's time for us to reimagine the future. It's time to turn pain, adversity, and trauma into something positive.
Since February 2013, 158 A Fresh Chapter participants have contributed more than 5,000 volunteer hours to dozens of organizations - positively impacting the lives of many hundreds of people around the world. Our comprehensive framework of support before, during, and after each volunteer experience helps participants process and reframe the adversity of cancer while reimagining the possibilities for their future(s). With your support, we can create an even bigger ripple of good in 2018.
Join Our Fundraising Team!
To make an even bigger difference, join our fundraising team and rally your friends and family to help us reach our goal of $25,000 by December 31st! You can make a huge difference in the lives of people impacted by cancer while helping to build a better world.
To make an offline donation, please mail a check to Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs, 23532 Calabasas Road, Suite A, Calabasas, CA, 91302, USA and write A Fresh Chapter in the memo line.
ALL DONATIONS OVER $100 (USD) ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A TAX RECEIPT!
A Fresh Chapter (Alliance Foundation) is a Project in affiliation with Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) a non profit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. If your employer participates in a matching program you can submit a match for your donation. Please choose the charity "Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation via SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENTREPRENEURS SEE INC".