News & Updates

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!


Join a FREE 4-day 2018 Summer Campference!

Are you or do you know a seriously ill young person, ages 16-24, who could use four days of fun and learning? CLICK HERE to apply to one of our FREE 4-day residential Summer Campferences where you will connect with awesome peers who "get it" and learn important life skills that will help you along the way. Did we mention it's FREE?! You are not alone. We hope to see you this summer!

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

Enter an exciting raffle for a chance to win a pair of round trip economy class air tickets generously donated by Turkish Airlines! $25 per entry but you can enter more than once.

Flying with Turkish Airlines is truly a unique travel experience. Plan your adventure with a special someone to one of their 300+ worldwide destinations. 

This raffle is limited to 400 entrees and all proceeds will benefit Next Step's free year-round programming for teens and young adults living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic disorders. 

Run the 46th New Balance Falmouth Road Race for Next Step

Running 26.2 miles not your thing? How about 7 miles with an awesome team? Join Team Next Step and run the 46th Annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 19th on Cape Cod. The fundraising minimum requirement is $1,000 for each runner and we provide fundraising and training support throughout your campaign. CLICK HERE to fill out your application to join Team Next Step this summer!

Inaugural Pool for a Purpose Tournament was a Success!

All of us at Next Step would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Jack Crowley, Oliver Fadly, Ozzie Street and William Forde for hosting the 2018 Pool for a Purpose Tournament on behalf of Next Step this past Friday night inside Lucky Strike in Boston, MA.

The inaugural event was a blast for our guests and the special offerings included a competitive pool tournament, raffle prizes, and delicious food and drinks served by the awesome folks at Lucky Strike!

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