A Fresh Chapter
A Fresh Chapter’s mission is to heal the emotional scars of cancer through volunteering, meaningful travel and programs designed to reframe adversity and redefine what’s possible.
Through both international and U.S. based Odyssey programs, A Fresh Chapter (AFC) empowers diverse groups of men and women to step beyond the label of “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, and Peru have contributed more than 4,000 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 fractured 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.A Fresh Chapter (Alliance Foundation) is both a Canadian non profit and a U.S. based Project in affiliation with Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a California based non-profit public charity. In 2017, AFC will apply for independent 501(c)(3) status in the United States and is seeking five innovative, entrepreneurially minded leaders to serve on its founding U.S. Board of Directors. With the right team, AFC will change the paradigm of post-traumatic growth while providing healing and connection to thousands of participants and the volunteer projects we serve.