Cancer is destabilizing at any age, but all the more so for young people who must learn how to cope with this serious and complex disease while still in a critical stage of their lives.

Don’t just talk about it; do something concrete to make a difference in the lives of young people fighting cancer,” Félix Deslauriers-Hallée, who died in 2011, at 20 years of age, following his struggle with cancer.

His parents, Hélène Deslauriers and Benoît Hallée, wanted to honour his wishes and joined the Quebec Cancer Foundation in setting up services to respond to the needs of this age group.
 
Quebec Cancer Foundation’s Programme à Félix was established to provide all they need to get through this rough ordeal.
 
Thanks to this program, the services offered by the Foundation are tailored to the specific needs of teens and young adults, giving them access to the same level of support as all other age groups.

A Website for people with cancer aged 15-39 and their loved ones

By visiting cancer15-39.com, youth can now access a wealth of information, tools, resources and services to give them the practical help they need.
 
Developed with the support of committed volunteers working together with Foundation staff, the Website is also meant to raise public awareness of the fact that cancer strikes teens and young adults, too.

Brochure Quoi dire? Quoi faire?

Check out the brochure (in French only) addressed to learn that someone in their close circle, from 15 to 35 years of age, has cancer. It paints a general picture of cancer as it manifests itself in this age bracket and opens the way to several services which are offered according to individual needs.