YTAC Powered by ThriveWell

Young Texans Against Cancer – San Antonio (YTAC), powered by ThriveWell, is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding cancer research, providing patient support and offering programs to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

YTAC’s offers many fun fundraising events throughout the year including:

The Invitational Fishing Tournament 2024

This is a great fun tournament you won’t want to miss. Sponsorships and live and tickets are on sale now. Call Brad Johnson for information at (210) 273 7860.

Bob Conger Classic Golf Tournament

YTAC “Bob Conger Classic” Charity Golf Tournament, is held annually at the historic and beautiful San Antonio Country Club (SACC) giving our sponsors and players the chance to enjoy a course so near and dear to the heart of our tournaments namesake.

Through the generous support of our sponsors and members YTAC has raised over $600,000 for key cancer causes since our inaugural golf tournament in 2009. The tournament has benefitted San Antonio’s own ThriveWell Cancer Foundation, established exclusively to provide support for persons (and their families) suffering with cancer, during and after treatment, both physically and financially, and also to provide support for cancer research.

Annual Holiday Toy Drive for children with cancer

Each year, YTAC collaborates with a local hospital to spread joy during the holiday season to children fighting cancer. In early December, both wrapped and unwrapped toys are welcomed. See details on the YTAC Facebook page.


How do I Become a Member?

If you would like to join, or have questions about the organization, please e-mail for more information.

A year’s membership is only $40. Through this membership you can benefit from community involvement, networking opportunities, meeting new people, and helping to raise money for something we have all been touched by through the programs offered by ThriveWell Cancer Foundation which include:

• Financial and transportation assistance to cancer patients in San Antonio and the surrounding communities;
• Diva&Dude, a free, city-wide exercise, nutrition and wellness program for cancer patients and survivors; and
• Cutting-edge cancer research with an emphasis on targeted therapy.

YTAC Powered by ThriveWell Cancer Foundation
Board of Directors

Elliott Coelho

Elliott Coelho
Board President
I was introduced to YTAC by Jenness Gough, our past president. Serving/participating in YTAC is important to me and my family. United in our belief that every individual impacted by cancer deserves support, hope, and a chance at a brighter future. YTAC, along with Thrivewell, have an unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.






Jenness Gough

Jenness Gough
Immediate Past President
I joined YTAC to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research & patient assistance to young professionals.






Carolyn Synder

Carolyn Snyder
Board Member & Queso Bowl Co-Chair
I joined YTAC after a dear friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer – following that, you start to realize how many lives have and will be touched by cancer. Being a part of YTAC has given me the chance to give my small part in one big goal – one day beating cancer!





Kay Kay O”Brien

Kay Kay O’Brien
Board Member & Co-Chair Queso Bowl
I joined YTAC to encourage community involvement from young professionals and to help raise awareness and money for cancer patients.





Remy Huston Jr.

Remy Huston Jr.
Board Member
Golf Chair
I joined to make an impact in people’s lives during the most stressful, frightening, and challenging journey they may ever face.





Robert Rochelle

Robert Rochelle
Past President
Nobody is immune from the impact of Cancer. We will all be touched by it in some capacity during some point in our lives. YTAC gives young Texans the ability to join together and make a meaningful impact in the ongoing fight to make Cancer history!

How Can I Give?

We need your help more than ever. Make a donation to ThriveWell and you will help provide life-saving care to someone with cancer. Every gift, regardless of the amount, makes an impact. Your support changes lives. Thank you.

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More About Us

Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) was established in 2001 by a group of forty-four young individuals in the Houston area. The forty-four Founding Members have something in common: Cancer. Some have personally battled cancer while others have witnessed loved ones struggling with the illness. Inspired by these struggles, the Founding Members created YTAC to increase cancer awareness among 22-45 year olds. In January of 2009, a YTAC chapter was founded in San Antonio, bringing YTAC to the 4 largest cities in Texas.

In January 2019, YTAC – San Antonio became a subsidiary to ThriveWell Cancer Foundation. ThriveWell Cancer Foundation and YTAC – San Antonio are dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding cancer research, providing patient support and offering programs to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.


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