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Stupid Cancer
July 2, 2009

There is not much worse than having to hear the words "you have cancer", especially being between the ages of 15-39. It is such an isolating feeling to be swept from college, dating, new jobs and be thrown into the cancer community. The isolation ended when I came across the I'm Too Young For This Foundation. It provided that connection between others my age who have/are going through cancer. It also allowed me to laugh and not be so serious when dealing with Stupid Cancer (hence the name). It meant so much to me that I eventually started to give back and become a member of the leadership council. Young adults are a unique age group to get cancer with a whole new host of issues that i[2]y is fighting to break the trend of low survivor rates.

The Great!

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

making a difference to people i know going through active treatment.

Ways to make it better...

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

help people understand why Stupid Cancer is filling a much needed gap in the young adult cancer community.

More feedback

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

feeling a part of something special that helps you relate to your cancer peers.

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

fellow survivors or those affected by young adult cancer whose passion was helping other young adults not feel alone.

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

build a great permanant staff that will help sustain the growth and development of i[2]y globally.

Ways to make it better...

it had the resources to start chapters in every major city and region.

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

continuing to get interested young adult leaders to make a difference in their cities/regions.

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

Stupid Cancer. Survivors Rule.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I'm the Regional Chair of the Pacific Northwest.