Stupid Cancer

Rating: 4.94 stars   110 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Health, Cancer

Address:

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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212-619-1040
http://stupidcancer.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

great resource for young adults cancer survivors. I2YFT is always presenting/speaking with people in the cancer comunities to connect better with one another. Matthew has passion, humour and wisdom that he shares though this website.

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

putting togtehr innovatiove programs to a hard to reach population of cancer survivors.

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

let Matthew run it

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

it is very well organized and the information that is shared on the website is accurate and helpful.

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

always excellent

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

really reach so many survivors in need

Ways to make it better...

nothingh--I have always had a great experience

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

so many competing organization competing for scarce resources.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I have had the pleasure and honor of working with i2y for several years. Matthew and his team are dedicated, professional, creative, knowledgeable, passionate and formidable! I simply cannot thank them enough for providing much needed information and support to our young adult population. As a professional in the field, I refer every single one of my YA patients to i2y and they are ever grateful.

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

the improved quality of life for our young adult patients. Every patient I have referred to them has follow up with a huge THANK YOU!

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

hire Matthew Zachary : )

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

their energy, passion, humor and dedication to their mission.

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

honest and willing to share their own experiences with others

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

positively impact the cancer journey of every young adult patient

Ways to make it better...

we had more money to expand our outreach efforts and to provide more indepth services.

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

money

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I'm Too Young For This! has filled a huge gap in the young adult cancer community. The organization has done an incredible job of increasing awareness of young adult cancer issues. In addition, it has presented an out-of-the-box approach to tackling these issues that other, larger, national organizations have been too afraid to take. The organization has attracted an army of survivors and allies and I cannot wait to see how they are mobilized to bring about change in the oncology world.

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

make every oncologist in the country take note and listen to the concerns of young adult cancer survivors.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-3-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

Few organizations have the central heart which keeps things alive over the long haul. i2y is an exception. Led by a champion of cancer survivors, Matthew Zachary, i2y provides a broad range of social, informational and cultural resources uniquely helpful to young individuals dealing with cancer. When the dark hours of cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship arrive, i2y provides a beacon of hope and possibility to all seekers. I have been referring my cancer patients to i2y for years now. I believe they feel support and connection as a result. This provides immeasurable improvement in their outcomes.

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

my surgical practice.

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

live next door to Matthew Zachary.

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

the wide range of resources availble on the internet and at local meetings.

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

enthusiastic, intense and transforming.

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

change the lives of millions of cancer survivors around the world.

Ways to make it better...

Matthew Zachary lived down the block from me.

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

financial.

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

the world is a better place because of i(2)y.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

i2y rocks! it offers information and opportunities for those affected by cancer to network and gain support. it is open to anyone including those that have not had cancer but are affected by it.

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

my personal and professional life.

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

you can have fun joking around about a serious illness.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I met Matthew Zachary when I interviewed him for my book on young adult cancer and have been hooked ever since. You would not know that this organization started a mere few years ago out of his apartment in Brooklyn. Their presence rivals organizations ten times their size. That is impressive to me. The thing that is so special about i2y is their ability to harness social media and use it to their advantage, not just to promote their organization, but to really start a movement. So many young adults feel like a fish out of water in the cancer community and the i2y identity gives them a home, lets them feel not so alone. He does this all with humor and an unstoppable passion that is just contagious.

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

their sheer numbers. Their outreach is strong and thriving.

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

increase survival rates for young adults with cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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12 people found this review helpful

I2Y is a fantastic organization! Not only do they have an amazing website full of information and resources available for young adults facing cancer, but they have a weekly online radio show addressing all of the key issues of this patient population. This should definitely be the first online stop for a newly diagnosed young adult. The message of I2Y and Stupid Cancer resonates around the world through local community events hosted by and attended by young adult cancer patients and survivors. This organization provides support for a demographic that is often overlooked in a cool hip way that makes young adults excited about participating. I cannot say enough wonderful things about I2Y!

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

change the way young adult cancer patients are perceived and treated. We need more awareness about cancer, as well as clinical trials and research devoted to this patient population.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

I2Y is a driving force in our generation for young adult cancer awareness. I am impressed with their high professional and ethical standards-- and their ability to hold large companies and organizations responsible. I2Y provides a much critical eye and platform for activism in our generation. In addition, they fill a niche that was completely ignored before. They are doing amazing things for the young adult survivor group.

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

their ability to bring the community together (online and offline) to promote awareness and change

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

outgoing, professional, dynamic, passionate

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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