join our young friends society

Network, gain volunteer experience and learn the impact of philanthropy.

Join For Pete’s Sake Young Friends and engage with young professionals, cancer ambassadors, and emerging leaders (ages 21 to 35) through social, networking and fundraising activities.

In September 2020, we said goodbye to an amazing ambassador of our mission, a member of our Young Friends Society and Traveler Community. Makala took every opportunity to share with others her experience with cancer and how her For Pete’s Sake respite changed her outlook on life and her course of treatment. Her legacy is to ensure more adult cancer patients receive the gift of respite; you can do that by joining our Young Friends Society.

Make a Lasting Impression: Join our Young Friends Society Today

By investing in For Pete’s Sake with a $5 monthly contribution, our Society members provide sustaining funds that allow us to confidently schedule and plan our respite experiences.

Young Friends Society benefits are available exclusively to Society members.

Due to COVID-19, we do not have any Young Friends events planned. If you are interested in joining the group, please email

Philanthropy Committee

This committee assists FPS patients and their families. Members also help with specific Traveler Engagement Events.

Networking/Professional Development Committee

This committee assists in hosting professional development and networking events in the fall and spring. In addition to these events, the committee posts and maintains a list of various networking and social events that encourage Young Friends of FPS to attend and advocate on our behalf.


How do I join?

Join online, call 267-708-0510 during regular business hours, or email Already a Monthly Donor? Call or email us to add Young Friends benefits.

What are Friends groups?

Friends groups receive additional membership benefits catered to your interests. For more information, contact Member Services at 267-708-0510 or email us at

How does my Young Friends membership support the For Pete’s Sake?

Your membership contributions help provide sustaining funds that directly fund our respite experiences and ensures we can provide more young adult cancer patients a break from cancer.

Is the Young Friends enhancement tax deductible? What about tickets to fund-raisers like Buttoned-Up BBQ?

Yes, your monthly Young Friends Society contribution is tax deductible. You will receive a tax receipt at the end of each tax year. A portion of all FPS signature events, including Buttoned-Up BBQ tickets are tax deductible. Attendees receive tax receipts following each event.

Can I give a Young Friends Society membership as a gift?

Yes, you can give a Young Friends Society members as a gift. Please call us at 267-708-0510 for assistance.

How often are there Young Friends programs? How do I hear about them?

We host Young Friends programs or events throughout the year. All upcoming programs are listed on this webpage as well as in e-newsletters. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information, please contact us by phone at 267-708-0510 or by e-mail at