GET TO KNOW A FRESH CHAPTER
A Fresh Chapter is a non-profit dedicated to healing the emotional scars of cancer. We combine domestic or international volunteerism with programs designed to reframe adversity, foster connections, and promote personal growth and development. Our vision is a world where our experiences with cancer empower us to seek new purpose and possibility in our lives.
“Cancer taught me that life is short and even if we can’t erase the difficult parts of our story or control how or when it’s going to end, we all have the opportunity to step out of our comfort zones and see ourselves and the world from a new perspective. I refuse to be defined by my cancer story. I am an entrepreneur, traveler, writer, audacious dreamer, photographer, global volunteer, and someone with a passion for redefining possibility in the lives of others impacted by cancer.”
MEET THE TEAM
A Fresh Chapter would not be where it is today without the support of our team – an amazing tribe of diverse, dynamic and passionate people including staff members, facilitators and alumni ambassadors. We believe in empowering each other to think boldly, to take action even when it scares us, and to give back as a way to heal ourselves.
OUR ADVISORY BOARD
A Fresh Chapter is privileged to have the support, expertise, and connections offered by our diverse Advisory Board – made up of individuals representing business, medical and international development. In addition to opportunities to join our Advisory Board, AFC is seeking innovative leaders to serve on its U.S. Board of Directors.
HAVE TERRI SPEAK AT AN EVENT
Terri’s reputation as a speaker is built on her natural storytelling ability combined with a knack for adapting her message to a wide range of audiences. Whether talking to people impacted by cancer about picking up the pieces of their lives or inspiring business leaders to see their work from a fresh perspective, Terri weaves together stories from around the globe with wit, candor, and practical tips for actualizing big dreams.
ADVENTURE OF HOPE
Terri’s dream to travel around the world and better understand the landscape of international volunteerism became a reality in January 2012. Her “Adventure of Hope,” a 6-month, 5 continent, 8 country journey involving 7 volunteer placements directly inspired and led to the first A Fresh Chapter program in India in February 2013.
A FRESH CHAPTER IS BORN
What started out as a blog about one woman’s quest to find possibility in her life after cancer has grown into a non-profit that helps men and women from around the world find new purpose, possibility and connection in their lives. Learn more about our 2013 pilot program in New Delhi, India to see how we got started and where we are today.
START FRESH RESOURCES
Each of us has a unique story and a different reason for why we might want to reimagine our lives. Here at AFC, we love to connect our tribe to resources and new ideas to support you with writing your next chapter.