Open the door to change.

It's hard sometimes being a teen. It's harder still when you're a teen diagnosed with cancer: too old for the children's hospital, too young for adult treatment facilities. That's why First Citizens Bank is proud to support Teen Cancer America in creating spaces where teens fighting cancer can feel like they belong. Because they do. And you can help us. Donate online and help us open the door to better cancer care and brighter futures.


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One young American is diagnosed with cancer every hour.

Hear their stories

Almost 11,000 teens are diagnosed with cancer every year. That's over 30 a day. These are just some of their stories.
Julia S.
North Carolina
"You can either give up, or you can fight back as hard as possible.
Julia F.
South Carolina
"There's a lot of things that have helped me get through this. My family and my friends and, well, God.
"I think it's a huge part of my identity because my life changed so dramatically.
"I don't know how to fit being a cancer survivor into my social life.
"I had to hang out in the children's hospital with my little friends on tricycles.

Our Goal

Family is important. We've known that for over 100 years at First Citizens, the largest family-controlled bank in the country. To us, life isn't all about making money. Sometimes it's more about making a difference.

You see, every day more than 30 young adults are diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, teenagers are a marginalized age group, having no place dedicated to their specific needs in a hospital. So we're supporting hospitals that pledge to work with Teen Cancer America to build dedicated Teen Cancer spaces. These teens can finally feel like teens again, despite facing the biggest challenge of their lives. With your help, we'll open the door to better cancer care.
Treatment for certain teenage cancers hasn't improved in 30 years. That's unacceptable.

With over 50 cancer centers planned for the next decade, we'll address this problem head on.

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