Stupid Cancer

Rating: 4.94 stars   110 reviews

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Location: 40 Worth Street Suite 808 New York NY 10013 USA

Mission: Empower young adults affected by cancer by (1) building community, (2) improving quality of life and (3) providing meaningful survivorship
Results: Time Magazine Best 50 Website FOX News Top 10 Healthcare Blog Stay Classy Award, Most Innovative Use Of Social Media Largest support community for the young adult cancer movement
Target demographics: Young adults, 18-39 and anyone who cares about supporting cancer patients in their late teens, 20s and 30s.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 250,000
Geographic areas served: Worldwide
Programs: OMG! Cancer Summit, The Stupid Cancer Forums, The Stupid Cancer Show, Stupid Cancer Boot Camps, Meetups, online social networking, content curation and aggregation + public awareness efforts.
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Matthew has done an amazing job of putting together and organization who truly realizes and exemplifies what their mission statement is. When I was initially diagnosed with cancer last year, i[2]y was an amazing resource and I'm so glad that it exists. It is much needed!

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

advocacy and education for young adults diagnosed with cancer.

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

change the age demographic to include the 40-50 year olds but that's because I fall into that category.

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

their constant drive and motivation to spread their message.

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

very helpful and giving.

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

expand their outreach and educate more people about young adult cancer.

Ways to make it better...

I was younger? I actually had a great experience with i[2]y even though I am 2 years outside of the demographic that they serve. It honestly was never an issue but I have to answer these questions.

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

limited resources available in the form of donations due to the economic cutback from the recession that we are in.

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

that i[2]y is doing a great job.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I[2]y is a new and innovative cancer advocacy organization focusing on the missed age group, adolescents and young adults. They are one of the very few cancer organizations effectively utilizing the best of social media to end the isolation of their demographic and importantly encourage each person to join a creative social movement of self advocacy to redefine survivorship in terms of their quality of life and what improvements must be made.

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

Ending the social isolation of young adults effected by cancer and other life limiting conditions.

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

Swell

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

Ummmm ... go to Disney World Or maybe just meet more of the potential good they will do.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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7 people found this review helpful

It's an honor to know this organization and its supporters. Way too many people I know have been affected by this disease. Keep up the amazing work...YOU ROCK!

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

How they help out young adults with cancer.

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

Way too many items to list.

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

Very friendly, passionate and accessible.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-11-01

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7 people found this review helpful

You are the Best! and more needs to be done to fight this crazy thing called cancer. I really hate to hear about young people who get it.

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

going to the stand up for cancer show with them. It was very moving.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I have met some great people through this site. People who understand me and what I am going through. Thanks for a place to have a voice and community so that we are not alone.

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

fun happy hours!

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

Ways to make it better...

there was less complaining about other cancer organizations.

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

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

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2009-6-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I was recently diagnosed, therefore new to the I2Y organization, which, by the way, they let me join even though I'm a few years older than their targeted demographic. I2Y deserves extra points for including me - ultimately letting me feel young (again!) with other cancer fighters.

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

the friendliness and camaraderie of the organization.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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6 people found this review helpful

i2y.org is a well-informed, intelligent support and advocacy group. Through personal experience the founder recognized a gap in a major part of our healthcare system and through sheer force of will and personality he sought to fill that gap and he has done a SPECTACULAR job. Today, whenever I encounter young people in the unfortunate situation of having new diagnosis of cancer, I know I can offer them my assistance and support AND I can refer them to i2y.org and know that they will find the additional assistance they need from their peers that I can't provide.

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

friendly, outgoing, and only looking to make other people feel better.

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

further extend the services they provide selflessly already.

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2009-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I was introduced to "I'm Too Young for This" a little over a year after I lost my husband to bone cancer. This organization is amazing. They have not only provided me with countless resources and information, they have also provided me with a support base and most importantly, amazing friendships. The benefit compilation CD produced my i2y, gave me a chance to share my husband's music with thousands of others. Although he lost his battle, his music will live on forever. My husband was truly an inspiration and now through i2y, I am able to carry on his fight and preserve his legacy. Thank you to everyone who is a part of i2y and has given me an opportunity to make a difference.

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

everyone who has been a part of it.

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

have more athletic events.

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

the people I have met.

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

positive, encouraging and great to work with.

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

impact thousands more that are isolated everyday by this horrible disease.

Ways to make it better...

I lived in NYC where the headquarters are based.

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

getting our name out there! Advertising.

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

this organization has the potential to be HUGE!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer two days before my 35th birthday. Throughout my treatment, at one of the top ten cancer centers in the country, I felt isolated because I was always the youngest person in the waiting/chemo room. I didn't want to learn how to knit with all the other grandmothers receiving treatment, I needed peer support. I'm Too Young For This! gives me the community that I desperately need, a group of other young survivors that are getting busy living. i[2]y's Stupid Cancer Show keeps me in the loop on topics relevant to young adult survivors. I stay connected to other survivors via Facebook and through monthly "Stupid Cancer Happy Hours" where I have made many friends who know what I'm going through, because they've been there themselves. No other cancer organization is so easy and fun to engage with, gives me hope, inspiration and the resources necessary for me to live a full and happy life.

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

ensure that no young adult cancer survivor would ever feel isolated again.

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2009-7-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Provides an excellent resource for a highly neglected population of young cancer survivors. Tirelessly advocates for our particular needs. Creative use of multiple modes of communication to reach the young survivor.

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

annual conferences

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

dedicated

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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