Mr. Eaton was diagnosed with cancer at age 22.  Recognizing a gap in support and education for young adults dealing with a cancer diagnosis, he set out to provide a common place for them to go to in order to learn as much as they can about their illness, and to provide a support network of peers to help each other work through the struggles associated with such a diagnosis.  In 2000, Mr. Eaton founded RealTime Cancer, now Young Adult Cancer Canada.  Since then he has served on numerous volunteer committees including the provincial Cancer Control Advisory Committee, the Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada, the Regional Liaison Committee of Canadian Blood Services and the National Survivorship Working Group, all with a goal to create an environment of hope and empowerment for our young adult cancer population across the country.