News & Updates

Sing, Write & Record in our FREE Music Therapy Program!

The Next Step recording studio is a safe and fun space where young people living with chronic life-threatening illnesses can sing about their feelings and life experiences. Writing their own lyrics and creating original music with Kimberly not only helps them gain more confidence and emotionally heal, it also gives them a sense of possibility - that they are more than their illness and have a future to work for.

Run the 2018 7-mile Falmouth Road Race for Next Step on August 19th!

Running 26.2 miles not your thing? How about seven miles with an awesome team? Join Team Next Step and run the 46th Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 19, 2018! We are so excited to be running Falmouth for a 10th year! The fundraising minimum is $1,000 and we offer fundraising and training support throughout your campaign!

Turkish Airlines is Making a Difference - a life changing partnership!

Thank you to Turkish Airlines for their generous support of Next Step throughout 2017. They generously sponsored the Next Step Fishers Island Charity Golf Tournament, the Falmouth Road Race and the Millennial Party. They also provided an exciting fundraising opportunity by donating two pairs of Turkish Airlines tickets to anywhere in they fly in the world. Thank you Turkish Airlines for partnering with Next Step and supporting our mission!

Thank you for supporting our 2017 Annual Appeal

Right when you need it most...the Next Step community brings amazing generosity to the cold winter. Because of you, Next Step's 2017 Annual Appeal - Community is the Key - reached its fundraising goal of $45,000, a 20% increase over last year! You stepped up and as a result 2018 can be a magical year of programs that move even more deserving teens and young adults from "Why me?" to "What's next?" - proving again and again that Community is the Key. We cannot do this work alone. Thank you for being part of our community. 

SAVE THE DATE: Next Step Block Party - Friday, April 27, 2018

The best party in town is back this Spring! On Friday, April 27th, at the Walker Memorial in Cambridge, MA we are hosting the 2018 NEXT STEP BLOCK PARTY, OUR 10TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION!

We are so close! Thank you from Next Step Board Chair.

SARAH GARRITY - Next Step Board Chair

Now that 2017 has come to an end, we reflect on the communities to which we belong and the cherished family and friends who provide us with the strength and support to forge ahead in the new year.

Thank you to Turkish Airlines for supporting our 2017 Millennial Holiday Party

Thank you to Turkish Airlines for supporting our 2017 Millennial Holiday Party that was hosted by O'Connor and Highland Real Estate on December 2nd at the Algonquin Club of Boston. 150-175 friends and clients of O'Connor and Highland Real Estate attended the holiday event and were thrilled to participate in the raffle for two Turkish Airlines raffle tickets that is valid to anywhere in the world in 2018! This raffle is still going on and the drawing will take place at the end of January, 2018.

Thank you from Bill Kubicek, Next Step Executive Director/Founder

BILL KUBICEK Executive Director & Founder of Next Step

A positive community can change the game. It can inform, inspire and energize past seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The community that you have supported has achieved Next Step's mission of shattering limitations and elevating aspirations for teens and young adults living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic disorders. I thank you for your support of and belief in this mission.

Kepler explains why Community is the Key. Donate to Next Step

Kepler Jeudy, Program Director at Next Step, explains why Community is the Key for chronically ill young people.

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