VOBOC’s (Venturing Out Beyond Our Cancer) mission is to provide newly diagnosed Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) oncology patients, aged 15 to 39 years of age with free diversions, resources and tools to help ease their cancer journey and to provide leadership in raising public awareness regarding increasing occurrences of cancer within the normally robust AYA population. VOBOC offers its free services to AYA patients through its unique membership as part of an oncology interdisciplinary team within leading cancer treatment centres.
About THE VOBOC FOUNDATION
VOBOC’s three free services:
1) Vo-Pak program
VOBOC delivers free backpacks to oncology units to give to their new cancer patients on their first day of treatment.
Each Vo-Pak (venturing out pack) contains tools and resources to help patients navigate through the cancer treatment experience.
2) Granting of Special Requests
At the request from medical teams, VOBOC considers and grants Special Requests to patients in palliative care whose circumstances require VOBOC’s assistance in order to realize the request.
3) Education and Awareness
VOBOC supports and leads initiatives that raise awareness and public sensitivity to the increasing occurrence of cancers in adolescents and young adults.