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I lived an insular life. You helped to change that.

Dear Friend, My journey as a Next Step participant has been incredible and has had a huge impact on...

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Apply to a 2021 Next Step Summer Campference!

If you are, or know, a teen or young adult, ages 16-24, living with cancer, HIV, or a rare...

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Apply to the 2021 STRIVE Spring Semester!

STRIVE is back in a virtual setting for the Spring 2021 academic semester. Next Step’s STRIVE is a FREE...

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Thank you from Reyn Parsons, Next Step Board Chair

Dear Friend, This year more than ever, it was critical that the Next Step community showed up for our...

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Ryan shares his Next Step story

No one should have to go it alone. That belief is at the very heart of the Next Step...

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Together, we’re building a lifeline

When talking about a serious illness, the focus is often on the physical effects such as—pain, limitations, symptoms, progression...

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Next Step Staff Spotlight with Jess!

We thought, during these uncertain times of COVID-19, that it would be fun to take a break from the...

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Thank you STRIVE mentors!

For the last ten years, Next Step has been supporting high school teenagers living with sickle cell disease through...

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Next Step’s music program, Song Studio, is a hit!

“Recording my song gave me a sense of possibility – that I am more than this disease and have...

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Reyn Parsons, Next Step Board Chair: Support Next Step

Please donate to the 2019 Next Step Annual Fund and help us bring the transformative power of community, music,...

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