Adam Mason

Adam Mason

February 26, 1979

  • Hometown: Barrie, Ontario
  • Year of Diagnosis: 1984
  • Diagnosis: Right thalmoc brain tumor.

Why do you do what you do: I am a childhood Cancer survivor and I have a responsibility to make a difference in the lives of children affected by cancer.

What three good experiences have come out of your diagnosis: The people I meet, the experiences I had and meeting all the survivors.

What are some early memories of having cancer as a child: I have an extraordinary long term memory and can remember every aspect of my diagnosis and treatment. The problem with this is no one in my family can remember.

What do you tell people about your diagnosis/treatment: I am an open book I will tell my story to anyone who is interested.

Why are you involved with Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation: I believe in the work that Coast to Coast does and I will never stop advocating for family’s affected by this horrible disease.

What values are you committed to: I am committed to making a difference in the lives of children and their families


Our Featured Ambassador

This is Josh Nelson – a childhood cancer survivor. He knows about facing all the challenges of childhood cancer:

“I know first-hand how it feels to be a prisoner in the hospital and endure the surgeries and the endless needles and treatments. I know how it feels to lose my hair, throw up regularly and watch other kids around me earn their wings. I lost a part of my childhood that I will never get back. I know how it feels to look different and to be different. That’s something that I wouldn’t wish for any other kid to go through, and that is why I do what I do.”

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