Alli’s Journey is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to support the young adult cancer population, ages 18-35.
Alli’s Journey is a non-profit, charitable organization that was created by a young woman named Alli Shapiro Amar. She was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 19. While enduring 7 years of treatment, Alli and her mother, Pam Shainhouse, noticed the lack of resources for young adults with cancer and were determined to do something about it.
Alli’s Journey is determined to support the young adult cancer population, ages 18-35, through initiatives such as our Comfort Bags project. We are determined to let young people know that the community cares about their fight. Since its launch in 2006, Alli’s Journey supporters have grown and we are thrilled to continue supporting the young adult cancer community in any way we can.
Cancer affects everyone, not just the patient. Still, not every patient and their family gets all the help needed to beat the disease. Why is that? How do we bring upon change? Alli’s Journey will pose all of these questions, problems and needs to help young adults fight and most importantly, beat cancer.Alli Shapiro AmarFounder, Alli's Journey
Cancer taught me to stop saving things for a special occasion. Every day is special. You don't have to get cancer to start living life to the fullest. My post-cancer philosophy? No wasted time. No ugly clothes. No boring movies.Regina BrettAuthor
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.Gilda RadnerComedian