We help young adults see their cancer scars in a new light - one that is empowering & beautiful.


Fighting cancer as a young adult (18-35yrs) presents unique challenges - physical, emotional, social and psychological. Due to insufficient funding, research and a lack of awareness, these needs are not being met globally and many of our young adults face great challenges coming to terms with their post-cancer bodies.

From one-on-one photoshoots and skateboard art to rocking their scars alongside rock stars, Scar Stories uses music, art and photography to:

→ raise awareness about young adult cancer;
→ raise funds for specialty care for this age group; and
→ help these young people see differently what most keep hidden following cancer treatment - the physical scars that remind them of a grim, painful experience.

But we cannot achieve our goals alone. 

Thanks to our incredible partners, championsphotographers, musicians, artists,  volunteers and supporters, Scar Stories is making a difference to the lives of young people dealing with issues most of us, thankfully, will never have to.

Please explore the site, be inspired, share, participate and find out more!



Some of our images and stories may shock you. Some may bring you to tears. Hopefully, ultimately you will be inspired by the tenacity and courage of these young (and young at heart) people.

Read our scar stories →



See how legendary Aussie rockers, Dead Letter Circus helped young adult cancer survivor, Jamie, rock her scars through our 'RockScars' project

Watch now →


Take Action

Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate yourself.

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