Community and Connection Retreat

Sunday, April 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join fellow young adult cancer patients and survivors for an entire day of learning and connecting with our Young Adult Community!

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Featured session: Matthew Zachary

Matthew Zachary, founder of StupidCancer, YA retreat 2023 speaker
Matthew Zachary
Founder of StupidCancer

Matthew is passionate about putting the patient at the center of every conversation. Why? Because he is one. Diagnosed as a college senior with brain cancer, he wasn't sure back then he'd make it to his next birthday. That was 27 years ago.

With a 20+ year career in entertainment, advertising, broadcast media and more, he is considered one of the healthcare sector's most respected, influential, and visionary voices.

Resurgence Brewing Company logo
Join us at Resurgence Brewing company for a day of connection and learning, with all young adults and their loved ones impacted by cancer!
Resurgence Brewing Company
55 Chicago Street
Buffalo, NY 14204

Learn more about our Young Adult Program Register today!

Agenda for Sunday, April 2, 2023

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

9-10 a.m.

Check in, breakfast, Roswell Park Supportive Services information and giveaways

10-10:30 a.m.

Welcome, including opening remarks by Candace Johnson, PhD, President & CEO, and Project Best Life

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Keynote by Matthew Zachary, founder of StupidCancer

11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

Q&A panel with the Roswell Park Young Adult Team and Matthew Zachary

12-12:15 p.m.

Stretch session led by Stephanie Latawiec, from Momma Bee Well

12:15-2:15 p.m.

Buffet lunch, hands-on activities and interactive games

2:15-3:15 p.m.

Writing workshop led by Paul Spitale from Roswell Park Life Recorded

3:15-4 p.m.

Raffles and stretch session led by Jocelyn Strohm, from Stretch'd Out Buffalo

4-5 p.m.

Snack stations, community organization information and giveaways

Reserve your spot!