It is official! You now have the ability to directly support the programs that we offer here at Lacuna Loft! Lacuna Loft is an entirely community funded charity that provides all programs at no charge to young adults in need! That means that we need your support in order to continue supporting young adults affected by cancer and chronic illness!
Now, I know what you’re thinking… Why should I donate to Lacuna Loft when there are so many great charities out there to choose from? Well, I have an answer for you!
— 70,000 Young Adults (ages 19-39) are diagnosed with cancer each year.
— Young Adult cancer survival rates have not improved since the 1970s.
— Social and emotional concerns are different in young adult cancer survivors than in other age groups. They face social isolation, infertility, challenges to career advancement or financial security, and more.
Young adults, ages 18-39 are in the prime of their lives. They are establishing careers and families, obtaining advanced degrees and advancing their careers, enjoying social freedom, as well as becoming financially independent and vibrant members of society. Cancer changes all of this. A cancer diagnosis leaves the survivor and the caregiver socially isolated, financially burdened, and often needing time away from work or school.
Lacuna Loft seeks to empower young adult cancer and chronic illness patients, survivors, and caregivers by providing psychosocial and lifestyle support. Our programs offer age-appropriate tools for young adults facing dramatic health concerns to adapt their once bustling lives to fit their new challenges. We offer the lifestyle and psychosocial support that many clinical resources neglect. Lacuna Loft shares stories to end isolation and provide an outlet for these young adults to learn to live vibrantly in a new normal.
So, where will the money go? Over three years, this is what our breakdown will look like:
Our flagship program is the online magazine that has been running, full force, since March 2014. But we have so much else in store for the next three years as Lacuna Loft expands and grows! Imagine online support groups, online workshops featuring a variety of wellness programs, a whole lot of outreach to young adult survivors and caregivers everywhere, and more!
Your support will help us share stories to end isolation.
Your support will help us provide an outlet for these young adults to live vibrantly in a new normal.
Your support will bring young adults facing cancer and illness together, regardless of the time of day and where they live.
Your support will show these young adults they have peers who understand what they are facing.
Here at Lacuna Loft, we want to offer you everything that the cancer support organizations have been doing for years…but we want to offer all of that specifically to young adults and we want it to be accessible wherever you are, whenever you want. No more brick and mortar. Here comes Lacuna Loft, because we are #StrongerTogether.
Founder & CEO
Support Lacuna Loft with a donation today! Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of IRS rules & regulations.