Teens: Has cancer affected your life? Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia wants to hear YOUR story

Every cancer experience deserves to be heard!

Are you a childhood cancer survivor? Have you helped a family member or friend deal with cancer? Are you grieving a loss from cancer?

Roughly 9,000 people in the Greater Philadelphia Area are newly diagnosed with cancer each year, and it’s our mission to ensure that none of them goes through it alone.

Human connections and the knowledge we gain from one another are critical to the vitality of life. They also contribute to improved health outcomes for people with cancer while promoting the emotional well-being of those close to them.

Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia is holding its 11th Annual Ben Strauss Youth Essay Contests for Teens to share their stories about how cancer has been in their lives.

A cancer diagnosis can unleash a storm of emotions, questions, and unexpected discoveries, not just for the person with cancer – but for family and friends too!

We are looking for honest, detailed, personal essays by writers in sixth through 12th grade who demonstrate an authentic ability to move readers by sharing their experience with cancer.

Cash prizes for multiple winners in both the High School and Middle School Contests. Please visit for eligibility guidelines, rules, judging process and to register.

In Philadelphia and the four surrounding counties, CSCGP offers free psychosocial and educational services to people with cancer, along with their family members and friends.

From diagnosis to treatment and beyond, our staff of licensed mental health professionals facilitate evidence-based counseling and support groups, as well as healthy lifestyle classes and social gatherings, for adults and children alike.

To learn more, please visit call 215-441-3290. 

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