Our mission is to heal the emotional scars of cancer through volunteerism, meaningful travel and programs designed to reframe adversity and redefine what’s possible
What We Do
Through both international and U.S. Odyssey programs, A Fresh Chapter (AFC) empowers diverse groups of men and women to step beyond the label of cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver, and into a new world of volunteering, cultural immersion, and personal growth and development. As part of a broader framework of support, our 1-2 week volunteer travel experiences act as a catalyst for helping participants see that struggle is universal and it’s possible to heal, connect, and serve others while reclaiming your life. Our programs in the U.S., India, South Africa, Peru, and Costa Rica have contributed more than 5,000 hours of volunteer service while taking positive action against the isolation, anger, depression, fear of recurrence, or survivor guilt often created by cancer. Whether our participants have returned to work with renewed purpose, healed relationships with loved ones, committed to ongoing volunteering, or even made peace with dying, AFC is revolutionizing cancer support while building stronger families and communities and a better world.