Jason Brightfield Young Adult Program

Jason Brightfield Young Adult Program

Cancer Support Community is excited to announce the Jason Brightfield Young Adult Program. This unique program is designed to help young adults, 18-40, find support and community as they navigate their cancer journey. Young adult caregivers and bereaved are welcome as well.


Named after Jason, Cancer Support Community is honoring Jason’s life and legacy while shining a light on young adults with cancer and their unique needs.

What does it feel like to be diagnosed with cancer at 22 with your life ahead of you?

When Jason was diagnosed, he was still in college. An education to complete, a career to plan, a relationship to discover. All the brightness and promise of his life waiting to happen when he received a cancer diagnosis that brought new medical terms, uncertainty, and treatment.

Jason wanted emotional support, education and hope and found these at Cancer Support Community.
It was important that he find others who could relate and offer support to help navigate the journey ahead.

There are many others like Jason who are living with the impact of cancer, share the same concerns, and are looking for a community and resources:

  • a place to discover practical coping skills
  • valuable opportunities to connect with other young adults who "get it"
  • support they may not find in their standard medical treatment plan 

All of this is available at Cancer Support Community at no charge to participants: support groups, gentle movement and nutrition classes designed to provide tools to help cope with cancer. Those with children can also benefit from the Families Connect programming where children and their cancer-diagnosed caregivers come together to find ways to better communicate about cancer and be supported as a family.

Interested in becoming involved in the Jason Brightfield Young Adult Program? Email Kelly O'Neal at koneal@cancersupportstl.org or call 314-238-2000.

With the generosity of the Joel Brightfield family, Cancer Support Community will continue to offer programming specifically designed for the needs of young adults.

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