News & Updates

Thank you Next Step Summer Interns!

We are feeling all of the feels because it's the last day at Next Step for our Summer Interns.

Jane and Surya worked so hard to support our mission during their time at Next Step and we are so thankful for the positive energy and wisdom they brought to Next Step, our Summer Campferences and the Health Fair with MassCARE.

It has been a blast working with these two remarkable individuals this summer and we wish them all of the best in their future endeavors.

Thank you Jane and Surya!

Thank you Hemlock Ink!

Thank you to Dan Cadogan and the staff at Hemlock Ink in Somerville, MA for printing our gorgeous singlets for the 2018 Falmouth Road Race! Our runners are going to look so good on the course! Check out for your needs with Screen Printing, Custom Embroidery, Digital Garment Printing and Graphic Design.

Unforgettable Day at Patriots Training Camp!

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Jason & Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots, Tackle Sickle Cell and Boston Medical Center invited Next Step to attend the Patriots Training Camp at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Enter raffle to win pair of round trip tickets with Turkish Airlines!


Turkish Airlines proudly sponsors Next Step and our 2018 Falmouth Road Race team. Turkish Airlines recently donated a pair of round trip business class air tickets to Next Step that we are raffling off to a lucky winner!!! All proceeds from the raffle will support our 2018 Falmouth Road Race team.

Welcome Sharde - Our new Face2Face Campference Director!

We are thrilled to announce that one of our favorite people in the world, Sharde Fultz, has signed on as our NEW Summer Campference Director of our Face2Face Summer Campference for teens and young adults coping with a cancer diagnosis.

Sharde has been a valuable member of our community for many years. She is a poet, a dancer, a philosopher, a mentor, advocate, speaker, a former Next Step participant, a dear friend to all of us and now Sharde will lead our 4-day Face2Face Summer Campference.

A message from Sharde to our community:

Celebrating 10 years of Summer Campference!

2018 marks 10 years of Next Step Summer Campferences for teens and young adults living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic disorders! We are so ready for another summer of fun, learning, and unforgettable moments!

Email Quita Christison, Next Step Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, if you are a young person, ages 16-24, who would like to get involved in our community and attend our FREE 4-day summer program! You won't regret it.


Run with Next Step!

We have 5 spots left on our 2018 Falmouth Road Race team. Run 7 miles in August for a wonderful cause!

Help us shatter limitations and elevate aspirations of more seriously ill teens and young adults! Your participation changes lives of young people that need our support. Thank you!

Click here to register and secure your spot on Team Next Step.

Help us spread the word if you know someone who may want to run with us.

Join us Monday, June 18th at Boston Burger Company in Cambridge, MA!

Burgers & Benjamins!

Do you love a juicy cheeseburger like we do? If YES then join us for dinner on Monday, June 18th at the Boston Burger Company in Cambridge, MA. Let your server know you are eating a burger for Next Step. We will have awesome raffle prizes and other fun surprises! Thank you friends. See you there!

ADDRESS: 1105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Take out or dine-in! IT'S AN ALL DAY EVENT!

Press Release: Next Step awarded 100Kfor100 grant from Cummings Foundation


Contact: Bill Kubicek, Next Step, 617.864.2921/

Contact: Kerry Crisley, Cummings Foundation, 781.932.7093,

Next Step awarded $100,000

A Heartfelt Thank You to the Cummings Foundation

Wow this is a game changer! Next Step was just awarded a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation to support our free year-round community, music, and mentorship programs for seriously ill teens and young adults! A heartfelt thank you to the Cummings Foundation. We are so grateful for this opportunity to partner with you!


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