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First Citizens Bank and Teen Cancer America

Help us give young people like a stronger chance

Being a teen is hard enough. Most young people diagnosed with cancer won't have a dedicated place for their treatment in a hospital. Help us support Teen Cancer America to improve their quality of care.

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Being a teen is hard enough. Most young people diagnosed with cancer won't have a dedicated place for their treatment in a hospital. Help us support Teen Cancer America to improve their quality of care.

DONATE to Teen Cancer America, opens in a new tab

Every hour, 8 teens are diagnosed with cancer

We've provided more than $3 million for TCA programs in the Southeast

We've worked with 5 hospitals to add dedicated teen cancer programs

Hear Their Stories

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Pains in her chest sent Shannon to the ER. She was misdiagnosed twice. On her third visit, doctors discovered a tumor the size of a grapefruit. She was 23. People she met through treatment were much older. She longed for someone to relate to. Then she found Teen Cancer America.

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Nathan never wanted his cancer diagnosis to define him; he wanted to graduate from high school on time with his peers. He met his goal, but always felt like "the kid with brain cancer." After being treated at a children's hospital, Nathan found friends he could relate to through Teen Cancer America.

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Lauren was first diagnosed with cancer when she was just 17 months old. Throughout her life she's fought cancer again and again – a brain tumor at age 9 that came back when she was 13, and bone cancer at 14. She turned 15 during her last treatment and doctors declared Lauren cancer‑free.

Explore the Impact

Browse photos of the programs we support.

Our Goal

Empower the Future with Teen Cancer America

We've supported Teen Cancer America since 2015 when we met TCA founder and rock icon Roger Daltrey of The Who. Together, we can raise critical awareness and substantial funding for TCA hospitals throughout our markets. Most importantly, we can transform lives and empower the future—improving the experience, outcomes and survival of teens and young adults with cancer by providing facilities and programs designed especially for them.

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