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July 14, 2009

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July 14, 2009

I am so glad there are organizations like I2Y. I have been involved in healthcare a long time and there are few organizatinos that are serving the need of young people with Cancer (not just children with Cancer but teenagers and young adults). It's a real grass roots effort and has both a on the ground and and web and virtual community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the ways that young people come together to share their experience both in cities across the U.S. and online.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get funders both inside the Cancer research institutions and outside.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

to see true grass roots advocacy and networking

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have not met alot of them but have heard about them through 2nd hand experience.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

mobilize an army of young people and or friends of young people with Cancer to make Cancer less of a stigma. Cancer could become a chronic illness rather then a perceived death sentence.

Ways to make it better...

It was easier for me off the bat to see what this organization had to offer me in the name of direct services or content.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting the word out and funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I like to see the organization grow its social networking platform more.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 13, 2009

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July 13, 2009

I2Y is a great group to be involved in and is a great way to meet people who are going through the simalar events as yourself.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Ability to open your mind to and meet people who are going through the same thing as yourself.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

This a fun group and also helps you get through your everyday of dealing with cancer

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

They were all very positive and a lot of fun to be around

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help people with their everyday lives and create more events to have people live a great/fun life

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 13, 2009

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July 13, 2009

Our daughter is a young cancer survivor (diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 26 but now thank g-d cancer free). She was able to find this wonderful support group and has made many close friends over the years. Unfortunately there are not enough organizations like I2Y to give the young survivors the support that they need.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daughter's outlook (which was always great) and her ability through I2Y to find and associate with other young adults who have gone through what she has.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how much all they all care about each other.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to many more young cancer survivors and let then know that this type of support exists.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 13, 2009

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July 13, 2009

This organization is superlative- it is well organized and really focused on action and on making a difference in indvidual lives, on finding and filling a huge need in the population of young adult cancer survivors. It also makes a huge difference in the lives of these survivors, by providing information, a much needed peer group and the means to share experiences and be active and make a difference.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way that it impacts lives of survivors.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work on funding to increase its reach and impact.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way it reaches individuals and creates communities.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful and superlative!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of young adult cancer survivors and make a difference in the diagnosis and treatment of young cancer patients.

Ways to make it better...

I had more experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

you should keep up the good work!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 13, 2009

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July 13, 2009

This organization is a powerful voice for all of the millions of young adults who were previously unrecognized as stakeholders in the fight against cancer. I’m Too Young For Young For This meets young adults wherever they are in their cancer journey and provides them with probably the most comprehensive list of resources out there. They are collaborative in nature, working hard to ensure that young adults are no longer isolated and that they have access to the tools they need to get the treatment they deserve. At the core of the hip and trendy messages put out by this group are facts, resources, and support. Thank you, I’m Too Young For This, for being a lifeline for so many people.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Survivors who felt they were completely isloated find comfort through others who are in the same situation. Survivors who thought there were no resources out there have a life-changing event by visiting this website.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be very proud.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The fresh, hip messages that still convey important, factual information. The endless supply of energy generated by the staff and volunteers. The collaboritive spirit!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Faboulous! There is nothing else to say!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach their goals faster!

Ways to make it better...

Obviously I would just prefer that young adults did not get cancer! But since they do, this group is so important!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Helping folks to realize that young adult cancer does exist!

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is an amazing group.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 12, 2009

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July 12, 2009

This website has been so powerful for me in my time of need. Just the fact that it exists gave me hope when even my optimistic oncologist wasn't able to. It moved me in such a way that I now feel compelled to get the word out in my own area about this organization and what it can do for others who felt alone and "too young" to be afraid for their lives.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life only so far. I look forward to helping the organization have a broader impact in my city.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

goodness I have no idea! Once I was in touch with the people already entrenched in the organization, the process is great!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The willingness and enthusiasm of the organization to help me start small and get off the ground.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Varied in their experiences. Perfect for an organization such as this who seems to wish to help the entire population rather than just a specific type of cancer.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Produce public service announcements during key television viewing times such as the superbowl to promote the cause, or employ lobbyists....

Ways to make it better...

it had been easier to find ways to contact the people I need to talk to to get involved.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the population's ignorance to the need for more research and progress in the area of young adult cancers of all kinds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope this organization really gets the opportunity to take off in a big way. It needs to be as recognizable as the breast cancer ribbon or the Livestrong bracelet. There are so many of us who need it, and so many who need to know it is out there.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 12, 2009

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July 12, 2009

i[2]y is an incredible organization that aims to provide support and resources to young people with cancer, who fall between the pediatric and "adult" demographics. in my opinion, this age group sees a significant deficit in resources, and i[2]y's mission is very important. especially for young adults who fall just above the "pediatric" window, the experience of treating and surviving cancer can be very isolating without the support that pediatrics provides. i[2]y does an extremely impressive job of filling this role.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping my best friend to be more optimistic during her treatment and find comradeship and compassion in a way that my friends, i, and her family could not provide it.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change very little! i would reach out to the younger demographic (18-30 year olds) since i personally believe that this age group is gravely affected by their identification as a young person, but their lack of pediatric-type support.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the enthusiasm and willingness of the staff of i[2]y, as well as the passion and excitement that i[2]y was about to rise out of my peers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely enthusiastic and passionate about the cause, and also willing to go far above any necessary or expected limits for any individual who reaches out to them.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help all young adults with cancer, and ultimately lead to less social isolation for such individuals. ultimately, similar organizations with the same objective could be founded for young adults with other rare disorders.

Ways to make it better...

i'd known about his organization sooner and could've started helping i[2]y years ago!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

that there are many, many, many organizations that aim to help individuals with cancer, and it is difficult for i[2]y to be realized for its uniqueness and importance among the general public when compared to large foundations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

i[2]y is incredible and i will continue to support the cause and help out in anyway that i can!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 11, 2009

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July 11, 2009

I found out about i[2]y around my 1 year anniversary of my diagnosis (of breast cancer) this past March. I was browsing the internet because I was looking for ways to deal with the emotions I was experiencing. I came across i[2]y thru Planet Cancer. This is where I started talking to Matthew and he said he just happened to be coming to my neck of the woods to speak at a conference. Matthew took time out of his busy schedule to meet with me and fill me in on what i[2]y does for young adults with cancer. What an amazing organization!!! I really wish I would've known about this when I found out I had cancer and was going thru treatment, it would've been so helpful. I'm really looking forward to becoming more involved with i[2]y and meeting more amazing people!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading the stories from others who have been touched by i[2]y!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 11, 2009

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July 11, 2009

I'm Too Young For This! starts with a mission statement and follows through with dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers and staff. At once realistic and idealistic, and a bit irreverent, i2y is exactly what I, and many others, needed when they were diagnosed. It is a chance to fight back rather than pity, to join in a network that makes you feel vibrant rather than feeble. This is a unique group, working towards an ambitious goal, that works hard to achieve that goal.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the enthusiasm. When I told them that I wanted to do a fundraiser for them, but I wanted it this way and that way, they still went out of their way to support me, creating logos, helping with logistics, sending a staff member to assist me the night of...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated and knowledgeable. Carolyn Koncal helped at my event and was able to inundate every guest there with information about young adult cancers, and Matthew constantly impressed me with his continued contact and follow-up.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really attack it's mission for legislation supporting YA cancers. In my opinion, money is exactly what the organization is missing. It is limited mainly to events that are free or cost minimal to put on, and donations that arrive in small amounts.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 10, 2009

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July 10, 2009

Great organization that is welcoming, innovative, and well put together. They have different events to suit all kinds. Matthew and his crew of volunteers have used their experience to make sure that any young adult is not alone going through this experience. Wish they were around when I was first diagnosed but glad that even 12 years later I have place to engage with others who share my experience.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

gathering people to bond over their shared experiences.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how warm and friendly everyone is.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outgoing and friendly

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more young adults as well as other organizations to let them know that I2Y exists.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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