Stupid Cancer

Rating: 4.94 stars   110 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Health, Cancer

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.
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The first four months of my treatment I was in a room full of old people every 3 weeks feeling like there were no other young people with cancer near me. I finally found i[2]Y and realized there was a whole network of young people I could connect with. I listened to the Stupid Cancer show and learned things about my disease and how to help myself. I even got one on one support from the founder himself. I'm now in remission, have 6 more treatments to go, and I'm on facebook and i[2]Y almost every day talking to other people who've had cancer, supporting them and myself. I'm now an activist for young adult cancer, hope to be an ambassador someday, and feel I have a true purpose in life.

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

that I can easily be involved in helping other young adults with cancer in so many ways.

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

awesome. Mathew Zachary (the founder) is a joy to speak to, obviously truly cares about us in-betweeners, and has great ideas for improving the lives of young adults with cancer.

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

have a huge party for every young adult with cancer in the U.S.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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22 people found this review helpful

I have deep respect and admiration for Matthew and his entire organization! Something long over due to reach out to young survivors to show them they are not alone. Matthew you had done an amazing job! Be well an dcontinue the great work! Ron Bye

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

Change the world!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-7-01

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5 people found this review helpful

MZ and team make being a young adult cancer survivor easier. i[2]y provides us with a place to go to be ourselves, not to be someone others want us to be. i[2]y helped when I was newly diagnosed and, almost more now that I am a survivor. They provide us with hope that, while we are in a minority, we aren't alone. And, when you're going through something like this, that can make ALL the difference. Survivors rule. Stupid cancer.

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

change the world and make an even bigger difference in newly diagnosed YA patients and survivors.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Through this organization, I have been empowered. I'm glad to have met people all over the country that understand and experience what I go through every day. I could not have done this without this organization. i2y ROCKS!

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

the eyes of those who are affected every day. They bring hope :)

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...

The knowledge I've gained through the radio show, various articles and the empowerment I've received from others.

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

I never met staff in person. But the online support is tremendous.

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

Change the world...

Ways to make it better...

They had more funds.

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

Need more funds.

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

They're fantastic!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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11 people found this review helpful

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!!

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

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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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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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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10 people found this review helpful

I wish I had known about i2y when I was going through treatement it would have been a great support network. Young peopole with cancer between the ages of 20-40 tend to be overlooked, the resources just don't cater for us.As a 32yo woman who has had cancer the transition back to life aftre cancer can be difficult, thank goodness for i2y. Now as a survivor I enjoy swapping stories, being able to ask questions and help others like me.

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

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

I really love that I can connect with young people with cancer who get what I have been through and continue to go through. I suddenly feel like a wieght has lifted and I am feeling normal again and ready to re-assimilate back into life.

Ways to make it better...

It would be nice to have organised meet ups face to face with people in our area or even retreats.

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

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

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2009-7-01

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9 people found this review helpful

i wish i had known about i2y when i had cancer, but now, as a survivor, i am thrilled to know they are out there. as a 26 year old guy, i didn't have a lot of "company" like myself to keep. i would have LOVED to have been able to find some support from others who understand the uncertainty that someone my age felt IN GENERAL without cancer, let alone the feelings that were heaped on when we discovered we would have to deal with that as well. one time, i emailed Matt about another young adult with cancer that people around here were rallying behind, and he already knew about it and was involved. i2y is truly a special organization and everyone needs to be aware of it.

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

the 2 great albums that have been put together featuring artists affected by cancer.

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

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

set up more events around the country and the world, so more people could benefit from their programs and attend their events.

Ways to make it better...

i had known about them when i had cancer, as opposed to after.

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

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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9 people found this review helpful

i2y is undoubtedly the most influential organization working on behalf of the young adult cancer community. I've participated in i2y's events since its inception and continue to be amazed at the great leaps Matt Zachery has taken his organization. I'm convinced that only Matt could have turned it into such a success. The young adult cancer community is so much stronger and united than ever before. Thanks to i2y, I look forward to future advances in our community.

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

organizing meetups and social events for the i2y community.

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

meeting and befriending so many fellow survivors.

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

have tv commercials.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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