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My Empowerment – Health and Wellness Coaching

Mikala is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach who received her certification through WellCoaches School of Health and Wellness Coaching. She is also a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist a four year degree she received from Arizona State University. Mikala completed her Masters of Health Care Management from Grand Canyon University while in active breast cancer treatment. Mikala is an international breast cancer advocate and grant reviewer in addition to her work in a local neuro-rehabilitation center and adaptive recreation program.

She has a passion for helping others and is excited to bring her background of Recreational Therapy and cancer education together to coach clients into their best selves.

Phone: 760.938.6521
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I Had Cancer

Empowering anyone who has been affected by cancer. We provide our members with the ability to connect and share personal experiences about cancer with others who really understand. Our community is 100% user-generated and engages all who are involved in an individual’s cancer fight: the survivors, fighters, supporters and caregivers.

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CancerCon is the annual gathering for the young adult cancer movement. Now in its 11th year, CancerCon welcomes hundreds of young adult cancer patients and survivors, along with their caregivers and family members, for 3.5 days of transformational workshops, educational programs, group discussions, networking, and social activities.

Address: Stupid Cancer, 40 Worth St., Suite 808, New York, NY 10013

Phone: 877-735-4673

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Battle Born Thrivers

We are an informal group of individuals who find it important to connect young adults, ages 18-39, in the Northern Nevada/East Sierra area to local support. We are not a 501(c)3 or officially organized non-profit.

Our mission? To create a network of young adults who have been affected by cancer, as a patient or caregiver (to a young adult- i.e. spouse), in the N. Nevada region to share support and stories.

Why? According to National Cancer Institute’s “Closing the Gap: Research and Care Imperatives for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer” here are some facts about Young Adult Cancer:

-In 2011, cancer was the leading cause of disease-related death in the AYA population

-The population diagnoses between ages 15 and 39 have seen little to no improvement in cancer survival rates for decades

-The AYA population has the highest uninsured rate of any age group in the country, delaying or restricting care

– Cancer incidence in young adults has increased more than any other age group

What do we believe? We believe that as a young adult different support networks are needed. Young adults have different concerns than the younger or older populations. Dating, working, college, marriage, reproduction are just some of the young adult life factors affected by a cancer diagnosis and treatment. We also believe that the typical “support group” doesn’t always work for young adults. We hope to host small casual meet-ups for coffee or drinks on a monthly basis, and aim to host larger fun group activities quarterly.

6005 Philoree Ln., Reno, NV 89511


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True North Treks

A national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower teens and young adults with cancer (and those who care for them) to live longer, healthier, happier and more meaningful lives as fully functioning human beings who actively create and contribute to the world that cancer took from them. We help the people we serve get connected to powerful and unique skills, tools, experiences, and resources that can enable them to reclaim their lives and get back on track.

Address: 2219 Colfax St., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 208.627.8628