Yroswell – For a World Without Cancer
In September 2007, Roswell Park Cancer Institute launched Yroswell, a program created specifically for Generation Y. The program was created to demystify cancer for the next generation of cancer professionals, patients and advocates. Yroswell is a network of young people – ages 12 to 26 – all working toward “a world without cancer.”
To help achieve this goal, Yroswell sponsors and supports programs that reflect three goals:
- Learning - to inspire and support Generation Y'ers interested in careers in oncology and healthcare
- Giving - to motivate Gen Y'ers to volunteer, fundraise and advocate for a world without cancer and provide them with the resources to do so
- Coping - to support and connect Gen Y'ers affected by cancer by helping them deal with the emotional impact of the disease
How Big is Your Heart? Purchase the new, full-length song, with proceeds benefiting patient care and cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Cancer 101: Lesson Plans for Teachers
Teaching students about cancer will not only benefit them educationally, but also help them understand and cope with the disease should they ever experience it in their lives. Cancer 101 includes student reading material, a problem set and problem set answers for the teacher. Some even include an activity to enhance the lesson.