Wrong Way to Hope

6 years 10 months ago
Posted under Community Outreach

If you posed this question to the general population: "Which age group is most at risk for a cancer diagnosis?," I would think there would be very few "18-35" responses.  True, younger adults have a decreased risk of cancer when compared to older adults, and cancer is not a topic young adults readily discuss or even consider.  However, young adults can and do receive a cancer diagnosis.

A young adult facing cancer may feel that there are few emotional and support options available.  Feelings of isolation and separation may persist.  Fortunately, that is changing.  In recent years, support systems for young adults have increased.  However, "young adults with cancer face many challenges unique to their age group during their treatment and recovery."

These challenges are examined first-hand in the inspiring and powerful documentary, Wrong Way to Hope.  The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation (MPCF) is pleased to partner with Gilda's Club Nashville to present a special screening of the film.  "Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Owyhee River gorge in the SE Oregon desert," this inspiring story is a film about a group of young adult cancer survivors who embark on an expedition of a lifetime.

The evening will include dinner and information about local Nashville-area resources for young adult cancer survivors.  To RSVP, and for additional information, please email Abby@gildasclubnashville.org.

Photo Credit and source: www.wrongwaytohope.com

Paige Anderson