AYA Connect

Upcoming AYA Events


AYA cancer patients, who may be coping with similar issues, can find it challenging to meet each other on their own. Since this is a time in younger patients’ lives when social support may be needed the most, Moffitt encourages adolescent and young adult cancer patients, family members and friends to participate in the following programs.


Families First is a special program to help parents and their children as they adjust to the changes that occur within the family when a parent has cancer. The program provides:

  • Guidance on how to convey information about cancer and its treatment to children
  • TLC backpacks for children and parents
  • Recommended readings
  • Specialty programs providing peer support and promoting family fun and togetherness.

To speak to someone about this program, call the Social Work Office at 813-745-8407. MOFFITT.org/FamiliesFirst