This year more than ever, it was critical that the Next Step community showed up for our young people living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic disorders. During this extraordinary time of a pandemic and social upheaval our youth have been stretched to their limit to stay healthy and positive in a world that has grown exponentially uncertain.
By supporting us throughout the year and during the 2020 Next Step Annual Appeal, you said loud and clear that Next Step will continue to show up for these teens and young adults. You had our backs, and we did it. Our community, music and mentorship programs were revamped and delivered virtually – even adding new programs – and the impact was profound.
As is often true, in the face of adversity and against all odds we became stronger and we learned something new. When it is safe for us to be in person, Next Step will also continue to deliver virtual programs as well, to young people who can’t be with us due to their diagnosis and issues of mobility and vulnerability. You did this. Your support makes a difference.
Board Chair, Next Step