The Elephant in the Room is Cancer. Tea is the Relief Conversation Provides.

Elephants and Tea invites you to join us in celebration of the newest magazine release!

Our Magazine Release Events are in-person gatherings that take place across the country to celebrate the release of our magazine while meeting others in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer community.

Our goals for these events are:

  • Using storytelling to build a sense of community, so people feel less alone in facing cancer
  • Amplifying the regional and national resources available to the AYA cancer community
  • Showcasing the new Elephants and Tea magazine while celebrating the vulnerability and relatability of the authors’ words


Happening quarterly, and partnered with a local organization or hospital that serves the cancer community, celebrate with us and connect with others in the AYA cancer community in a fun and meaningful way!

Each Event is a Combination of the Following:

Daytime Activities:
1. Elephants and Tea Healing Through Writing Workshop
2. Two additional workshops ranging from survivorship workshops to wellness activities

A Night Out:
1. Storytelling Soiree – an evening out with Elephants and Tea to celebrate the magazine release, hear from some of our authors, and spend time with others in the community

Upcoming Event:

Magazine Theme: “The Ghosts of Cancer”
September 21, 2024 – Buffalo, NY
Event Powered By: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Regional Partner: The Young Adult Cancer Program by Roswell Park


Schedule of Events:

Facial Workshop (10:00-11:15)
Lunch (11:30-12:30)
Healing Through Writing Workshop (12:45-2:30)
Movement Workshop Powered by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (2:45-3:45)
Creative Art Workshop (4:00-5:00)
Storytelling Soiree (6:00-9:00)

Daytime workshops will be taking place at the following location:

Marriot Buffalo Harborcenter
95 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

The Storytelling Soiree will be taking place at the following location:
Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
76 Pearl St.
Buffalo, NY 14202


*Hotel Room Block Information Coming Soon!

Where We Are Still Headed in 2024:

Magazine Theme: “The Ghosts of Cancer”
September 21, 2024 – Buffalo, NY
Event Powered By: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Regional Partner: The Young Adult Cancer Program by Roswell Park

Magazine Theme: “Expectations”
January 18, 2025 – Cleveland, OH

Magazine Release Event Scholarships:

Elephants and Tea provides scholarships to our writers from the corresponding magazine to join us at each regional location.
Interested in donating to help provide a scholarship? Donate here.

*Be sure to leave a comment stating that your donation is for the magazine release event scholarship.

A Huge Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors:

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Past Events:

2024 Events –

Spring Magazine Event
: “Friendships” 
March 2, 2024 – North Carolina
Regional Partners – Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest AYA Programs

Summer Magazine Event: “Dear Cancer”
June 1, 2024 – Stanford, CA
Regional Partners – 
Stanford Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, Stanford Health Library

 


2023 Events –

Spring Magazine Event: “The Unseen Challenges of Survivorship
March 4th, 2023 – Houston, TX – Powered by Walgreens
Regional Partner – MD Anderson Cancer Center

Summer Magazine Release EventDear Cancer
May 20th, 2023 – Cleveland, OH
Regional Partner – The Gathering Place

Fall Magazine Release Event
“Words Matter”
September 23rd, 2023 – Boston, MA – Powered by Servier
Regional Partner – The Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Winter Magazine Release Event: “Rediscovering Yourself After Cancer”
January 20th, 2024 – Dallas, TX
Regional Partner – Dallas Young Adult Support Program at UT Southwestern