On rare cancers and the young adults fighting them
The Allyson Whitney Foundation is shining a light on the underserved demographic of young adults (16-36) with rare cancers. Caught between pediatric and older adults, they often lack the resources, care, and support needed to heal. We're here to help.
In loving memory. As our first ever Grantee, Jazmine holds a special place in our hearts. We’re so honored that her team “Don’t Stop Believing” has joined our cause. Our inspiration, Ally, has turned into many who inspire us every day.
"In order to go through this, you need to have hope."
The Allyson Whitney Foundation primarily provides young adult cancer patients with ‘Life Interrupted Grants™’ to ease their financial burden to concentrate their energy on healing. We want to empower an underserved demographic of Adolescents and Young Adults (our AYA age range 16-36) and shine a spotlight on the term ‘rare’ cancers.
RECOGNIZING THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF CANCER
Our logo is a sphere, representing that all cancers matter, including rare ones, no matter how small a population it affects. Cancer is a global issue with no outline & no boundaries to seeking hope. Our multi-color bands are symbolic to represent all different variations of cancers. The intertwining colors demonstrate that we are banding together to help patients. Friends of the foundation have shared with us that ‘cancer is a journey and the bands look like paths we may take.’ Our aim is the paths lead to hope.
“No Life Should be Interrupted by Cancer.”
Our Shoe Box
Ally loved saving mementos in a shoe box; tokens from somewhere she went, something she loved, special keepsakes from important moments in her life. Our Shoebox is full of little bits and pieces of what we’re all about.
'Unlock the HELP'' to 'Unlock the HOPE' For as little as $16 per month you can help a young adult patient in their fight against a rare cancer.