CanTeen is the only New Zealand not-for-profit organisation supporting young people aged 13 – 24 living with cancer. Their mission is to support, develop and empower young cancer patients, siblings and bereaved siblings, by providing a national peer support network offering professional educational and recreational programmes.



The aim of CanTeen national programs is to

  • Identify, promote, and help to meet the needs of teenage cancer patients and their teenage siblings throughout New Zealand.
  • Provide all CanTeen members with the opportunity to cope optimally by socializing, communicating, and sharing experiences with one another.

David Garb has run national programs for CanTeen over the past 14 years. He also works with individuals and families that have been affected by cancer.