Jason Brightfield Young Adult Program
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Jason Brightfield Young Adult Program

What does it feel like to be diagnosed with cancer at 22 with your life ahead of you? 

When Jason was diagnosed, he was still in college. An education to complete, a career to plan, a relationship to discover.  All the brightness and promise of his life waiting to happen when he received a cancer diagnosis that brought new medical terms, uncertainty, and treatment.

Jason wanted emotional support, education and hope and found these at Cancer Support Community.

It was important that he find others who could relate and offer support to help navigate the journey ahead.


Named in honor of Jason and his journey, Cancer Support Community is excited to announce the Jason Brightfield Young Adult program. This unique program is designed to help young adults, 18-40, find support and community as they navigate their cancer journey


In sharing Jason’s story, Cancer Support Community is honoring Jason’s life and legacy while shining a light on young adults with cancer and their unique needs.  There are many others like Jason who are living with cancer, share the same concerns, and are looking for a community and resources:

  • a place to discover practical coping skills
  • valuable research-based studies to prepare for conversations with health-care providers
  • support they may not find in their standard medical treatment plan 

All of this is available at Cancer Support Community at no charge to participants: support groups, gentle movement and nutrition classes designed to provide tools to help live with cancer.  Those with children can also benefit from the Families Connect programming where children and their cancer-diagnosed caregivers come together to find ways to better communicate about cancer and be supported as a family.


ABOUT Staenberg Family Foundation Challenge

With the generosity of the Brightfield family and Staenberg Family Foundation matching challenge grant, Cancer Support Community will continue to offer programming specifically designed for the needs of young adults.


Be a part of the Staenberg Family Foundation Challenge that supports Cancer Support Community programming; your generous donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000.

  • Write a check today to Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis
  • Click the green donate button and make a gift

We invite you to visit: http://www.cancersupportstl.org/get-support/jason-brightfield-young-adult-program to learn more about the Jason Brightfield Young Adult Program.

Name Date Amount Comments
Pete Weir 06/27/2022 $2,500.00 Jason meant the world to me as a friend and I'm proud to support his legacy of supporting other young adults with a cancer diagnosis.
Joel Brightfield 10/28/2020 $5,138.00  
Sharon Clark 09/21/2020 $100.00  
Michael Nelson 09/13/2020 $500.00  
Steve Litzman 09/13/2020 $50.00  
Laura Brown 09/04/2020 $25.00  
Anonymous 08/28/2020 $7,020.00 Team Jason contributions
Marty Oberman 08/10/2020 $100.00  
Lori Thaman 08/05/2020 $500.00 Jason Brightfield Young Adult Program
Anonymous Friend 07/11/2020 $150.00  
Benjamin Kline 07/11/2020 $17.00  
Nicholas Hirst 07/11/2020 $100.00  
Dale Schreiber 07/10/2020 $100.00  
Katie Logue 07/10/2020 $50.00  
Marsha Marsh 06/30/2020 $25.00  
Larry Wolff 06/23/2020 $500.00  
Elisabeth Marsh 04/30/2020 $100.00  
Jennifer Hess 04/17/2020 $75.00  
James Fernandez 03/30/2020 $250.00  
Leslie Tarantola 03/27/2020 $100.00  
Michelle Mills 03/26/2020 $100.00  
Joel Brightfield 12/10/2019 $4,000.00  
  Total $21,500.00  
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