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Anna's Taqueria and Next Step are partnering together on February 6th!

Next Step and Anna’s Taqueria are teaming up together on Wednesday, February 6th in Davis Square, Somerville, MA as part of their Charity Roller Night Program! The special event will be held from 5:45pm to 9pm. Next Step and Anna’s Taqueria are partnering together for a fourth time to help raise funds for Next Step’s free year-round programming for teens and young adults living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic disorders.

Music Helps Young People Cope with Serious Illness

Dear Bill,

We all know the main job of a young person is to figure out what's next, as they approach adulthood. But for a young person living with cancer, HIV or a rare genetic disorder their future can feel full of isolation, stigma and hopelessness. If their personal story is filling their ears with the negative impacts of having a serious illness; imagining, let alone speaking of their future, can be overwhelming. 

"Everybody's got a mask they wear -

Donate to the 2018 Next Step Annual Appeal this Holiday Season

Dear Friend,

At Next Step, we take two crucial actions to help young people with serious illness: we listen and we build. Our process is making a big impact and we need your help to keep it growing. 

Keep It Growing - Donate to the 2018 Next Step Annual Appeal

At Next Step, we take two crucial actions to help young people with serious illness: we listen and we build. Our process is making a big impact and we need your help to keep it growing.

Gift a "Next Step Beanie" to a seriously ill young person

Giving Tuesday is one week from today!

Please help us gift a "Next Step Beanie" for 60 seriously ill young people at our Annual Youth Holiday Party on Saturday, December 15th! Please DONATE $25 in the link below to provide a seriously ill young person, ages 16-29, with a warm hat for the cold winter months. Thank you so much for your big hearts and generous support of our 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign! Please write "Holiday Hat" in the message section when you donate.

2018 Tackle Sickle Cell Casino Night in Boston was amazing!

Thank you to everyone who stepped out to the 2018 Tackle Sickle Cell Casino Night in Boston, hosted by Devin McCourty & Jason McCourty at the Royale in downtown Boston, MA.

It was truly a special night from the $200,000+ raised to support sickle cell programs at Next Step and Boston Medical Center - to the speeches by BMC and Next Step participants - to the fun casino games with funny money! There was even an epic proposal!

Thank you to our sponsors for your incredible generosity and for your presence at the party:

The 2018 Tackle Sickle Cell Casino Night in Boston is on Monday, October 22nd.

The 2018 Tackle Sickle Cell Casino Night in Boston is only 10 days away!

This is a can't miss event in Boston, Massachusetts if you love the New England Patriots like we do. Devin McCourty & Jason McCourty will be hosting, and once again many of their Patriots teammates will be at the party too! Join us for:

* Casino games with funny money

* Exciting raffle prizes including signed jerseys and helmets of your favorite players

* Special performances on behalf of Next Step and Boston Medical Center

Casino Night in Boston is BACK! Grab your tickets!

Devin and Jason McCourty, defensive backs for the New England Patriots, and Tackle Sickle Cell are teaming up with Next Step and Boston Medical Center at the 2018 Tackle Sickle Cell Casino Night in Boston on Monday, October 22, 2018.

For the first time, Devin AND Jason will be hosting this amazing event that includes casino games with funny money, delicious food and drinks, silent auction and raffle prizes featuring signed Patriots memorabilia - there will also be special guest appearances by some of their teammates. You do not want to miss this party!

Team Next Step finished the 2018 Falmouth Road Race!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who stepped up this summer to run the 2018 Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 17th on behalf of Next Step! Together they raised over $30,000 and they are still working hard to cross their fundraising finish line. Will you help them get there? Donate $100 before Monday, September 24th and you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a pair of ROUND TRIP BUSINESS CLASS AIR TICKETS with Turkish Airlines!

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