Stupid Cancer

Rating: 4.94 stars   110 reviews

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.

2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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http://stupidcancer.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

22 people found this review helpful

I2y led by Matthew Zachary filled a void for young adult cancer patients and survivors. Long overdue, i2y raises awareness, conducts a weekly radio show and is a treasure trove of information for young adults affected by cancer. One of the more recent highlights was the cancer summit for young adults, which had amazing speakers and excellent breakaway groups/workshops. With a heart of gold, tremendous energy and an internal drive that won't quit or slow down Matthew is the man!

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

Attending their events and meeting other survivors.

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

Not do anything differentaside from trying to raise awareness and "touch" more people.

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

The services they provide are unlike other nonprofit, i2y is unique.

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

Totally amazing.

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

Save lives.

Ways to make it better...

I would have known about i2y when I was having chemo.

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

Awareness.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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20 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful organization that does everything it can to service a somewhat neglected population in the cancer world - adolescents and young adults. It speaks their language and hosts appropriate events to support, educate and advocate for its constituency. It's motto - "Stupid Cancer" says it all!

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

the camraderie and mutual support of its members.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

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.

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.

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?

2009-6-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

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.

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.

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2009-7-01

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I2Y has done an incredible job raising awareness of the unique issues facing young adult cancer survivors. It's passionate leader, Matthew Zachary, has created a social network growing each day by helping those in similar situations to come together. It has been California Cryobank's pleasure to sponsor such a great and necessary organization for young adult survivors.

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

the amazing viral network it has created which was ewvident at the two events I attended: Cancer Happy Hour and Cancerpalozza

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

its amazing leader, Matthew Zachary. His progessive thinking and insight will really change the world for young adult survivors.

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

truly devoted to I2Y's cause and making a difference.

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

make all oncology centers aware of this network of young adult survivors and help thousands.

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2009-6-01

 
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6 people found this review helpful

The organization is tirelessly fueled by Matthew Zachary...a tremendously talented artist AND survivor. I was honored to be asked to be part of this wonderful organization that truly helps young adult survivors w/ an unbelievable amount of resources! It's young...it's hip...it's trying to kick cancer in the ass! ;-)

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

Is seeing the reach this organization has had. I was amazed at the amount of young adult cancer survivors who felt 'under-served'. The amount of people now in this thing across the globe has given it legs!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

 
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