Welcome to Young Texans Against Cancer: Dallas Chapter
Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) was established in 2001 by a group of forty-four young individuals in the Houston area. The forty-four Founding Members have something in common: Cancer. Some have personally battled cancer while others have witnessed loved ones struggling with illness. Inspired by these struggles, the Founding Members created YTAC to increase cancer awareness among the generation of 22-45 year olds. In January of 2007 another dedicated group of young people started our second chapter in Austin and have continued to spread the ideas and dedication that YTAC was founded on. In 2007, our third chapter was formed in Dallas, helping grow our statewide effort to bring awareness and an outlet for changes across Texas. In January of 2009, a YTAC chapter was founded in San Antonio, bringing YTAC to the 4 largest cities in Texas. Since its inception, YTAC Dallas has raised over $1 million in support of the fight against cancer.
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When I began to search for an outlet to be proactive in the fight against cancer, I explored several options, but none seemed to offer the kind of involvement I was looking for. There are hundreds of groups and organizations that benefit cancer, but I found very few that harness the energy and desire of young people who want to do more than volunteer a few hours or write a check. YTAC is designed to reach out to all young people who want to be more active in fighting all kinds of cancers. There are obvious limitations to targeting young people in terms of time and resources, but YTAC is set up to be more of a grassroots organization whose success depends on size and motivation. YTAC is run 100% by its members, a group of highly motivated young professionals, who are committed to raising money to fight the many kinds of cancer that have affected their loved ones.
THANKS to our YTAC Sponsors Who Support All Our Events!