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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Bands & Ensembles, Cancer, Health, Patient & Family Support

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.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

20

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

8

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

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! ;-)