Each year, roughly 70,000 individuals between the ages of 18 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer - a number almost three times higher than those under the age of 15. The AYA Cancer Alliance is committed to advocacy and awareness in its mission of supporting research directed at finding better treatments and someday a cure for the cancers that strike adolescents and young adults.
See What's New!
3rd Annual Reid's Run! May 20, 2017 at 9:00am
Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Alliance Gift Helps Expand Clinical Trials for Cancer Research at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
AYA Cancer Program at Connecticut Children's to be Renamed "Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Program at Connecticut Children's!
Reid’s Ride Has Become a Force to Be Reckoned with in Defeating Adolescent & Young Adult Cancers
Check out the below link showing our participation in the Nation's "Cancer Moonshot" initiative. Gene and I are collaborating with physicians across Medical Institutes as well as physicians at Pfizer to help expedite advanced and cooperative cancer research and clinical trials.
10th Annual Reid Sacco Invitation Swim Meet at the Beverly YMCA Sterling Center
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Join the Reid R Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance for our 2st Annual Massachusetts Reid’s Run, on Sunday May 1, 2016 at 9:00am at our new location: Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, Mass! Our organization of volunteers is committed to raising awareness and funds to fight the cancers striking adolescents and young adults and has been bringing you Reid’s Ride since 2005.
The origin of the Alliance begins with Reid R Sacco, a young man who, shortly after being accepted to Columbia University and just a few weeks before graduating high school, was diagnosed with a cancer seen predominately in adolescents and young adults. Two years later, Reid Sacco had lost his courageous and inspiring battle with that cancer. But during that period, he dreamed not only of finally attending Columbia but also of starting a movement to find better treatments — and someday a cure — for the cancers striking his age group. Reid’s Run will be a fun 5K through beautiful Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, followed by a post race party on-site.
T-shirts will be offered to the first 150 registered. Registration fees are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 on race day. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reid’s Ride 2015 was a great success!! Find out more about it here.
10th Annual Reid's Ride was a huge success!
In addition to the 28 mile ride from Lynnfield to Gloucester, we had a group travel 110 miles all the way to Kennebunkport! Watch the video below!