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.

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.

Benefits

  • Mingle with peers, business professionals, For Pete’s Sake Travelers, and staff
  • Get invites to social outings to mingle with like-minded Young Friends and spread the awareness message of our mission
  • Receive discounts on ticketed Young Friends events and FPS signature events (Buttoned-Up BBQ, Gala, Golf Tournament to name a few)
  • Get involved through planning committees for events and programs
  • Receive monthly patient stories to share the impact your making by investing in our mission

Ensure FPS families the opportunity to take a break from cancer!

Young Friends Society benefits are available exclusively to Society members.

Not able to join our society at this time? Then join our Young Friends Network and receive email updates about our Young Friends Events. Email Cheryl@takeabreakfromcancer.org and provide your full name and email address to join!

Buttoned Up BBQ Committee

Each August, the Young Friends of FPS host a BBQ in Stone Harbor, NJ to raise funds to help families facing cancer. This annual event draws about 300 guests. The committee fundraises, promotes and oversees most aspects of the event from start to finish!

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.

FAQ's

How do I join?

Join online, call 267-708-0510 during regular business hours, or email Cheryl@takeabreakfromcancer.org. 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 Cheryl@takeabreakfromcancer.org.

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 Cheryl@takeabreakfromcancer.org.