YA Cancer Gabfest

December 6-10, 2021

Starting each day at 4:30 pm PT / 6:30 pm CT / 7:30 pm ET

A Week of Interactive Survivorship Crash Courses for Facing Cancer

Throughout the week of December 6th, we invite you to share, explore, and learn as we interact together.  You are the expert in your own care, so along with experts in the field, Gabfest combines and elevates the individual voices of the young adult cancer community. Gabfest is open to young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers along with the healthcare providers and nonprofit professionals who care for them. If you’re affected by or work in the field of young adult cancer, this event is for you!

Gabfest 2021 is deep in the planning stages! Stay tuned for our lineup of speakers and panelists!

Themes by Day:

Monday – Opening Day, Storytelling

Keynote: Yolanda Murphy

Tuesday – Wellness

Wednesday – Health Insurance

Thursday – Sexuality and Relationships track, Healthcare Providers and Nonprofit Professionals track, and Caregiving track

Friday – Closing Day, Using Your Voice As A Tool

Closing Keynote: Carlo and Wendy, hosts of The Cancer Patient Podcast

Emerging Voices

In addition to registering for and attending the event, this year we’re hosting a storytelling event called Emerging Voices. Interested in young adult cancer? Have a personal or advocacy story to tell? Submit a 1-minute video for a chance to give an 8-minute, storytelling monologue (in the style of the Moth) live at Gabfest.

Themes you can choose from: resilience, finding your young adult cancer voice, using your young adult cancer voice, caregiving, thriving with/after young adult cancer, sexuality and young adult cancer, your ideal young adult cancer crash course, or innovations in young adult cancer care/treatment/science/advocacy.

Submit your video to hello@cactuscancer.org by Friday, October 1, 2021!

Registration is open! Sign up below to receive everything you’ll need to participate in Gabfest from the comfort of your own home.

See the agenda from Gabfest 2020

Any questions? Interested in partnering or sponsoring?
Contact mallory@cactuscancer.org or nick@elephantsandtea.com.