July 2, 2009
As an 18-year-old high school graduate, I know for a fact that my second role, as cancer survivor, was a calling to give back and say "thank you" for being offered a second chance to live. It was with this that I become engulfed by "stupid cancer." This organization does wonderful things for cancer survivors, patients, and all those affected by the terrible disease. Their resource network extends far past that of any other charitable cancer organization that I have seen. They rarely ask for money, and when they do, it's only to support programs such as their Stupid Cancer Happy Hours and Stupid Cancer Radio Show. It is because of them that many AYA (adolescents and young adults) are finally learning about cancer and how it can affect them just as easily as their 85-year-old grandmother. Keep doing what you do, iy!
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
just what this generation needs! Upbeat, caring and fun young adults who want to make a difference in the world of cancer!
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & I am a volunteer officer of the Long Island chapter.