To provide our Cancer Chicks with a safe and supportive space to share their stories, connect with others who understand and access the resources they need to live with confidence and hope.
We strive to be the leading voice for young women with severe illness, advocating for their needs and providing a platform for their stories to be heard.
To support, empower and enhance the lives of all young women affected by cancer and severe chronic and terminal illness.
When Rikki Stern was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 20, she craved contact with others in her position but could not find community support for women her age.
That inspired her to launch Cancer Chicks. What started as a small online support group became a charity with support services and a thriving community.
Cancer Chicks strongly believe that young women with severe illness need a break from the confinement of their homes and hospitals as well as an opportunity to be re-empowered and feel supported.
What We Do
Why just chicks?
Currently, there is a gap in the market for support for young women aged 18-35. Cancer Chicks strongly believe that these young women with severe illness need a break from the confinement of their homes and hospitals as well as an opportunity to be re-empowered and feel cared for.
Our constitution is non-gender and therefore is open to all people recognising themselves as women.