July 6, 2009
I have volunteered for I2Y for over a year and helped organize several happy hours. Those events are such a great way for young adult survivors to meet with others who have had similar experiences. Once we planned a happy hour to coincide with an out of town I2yer's visit for his yearly check up at MD Anderson. I think he was happy to get out of the hotel room and just relax with folks his own age. He even got a job lead from another young survivor. That's what I2Y is really all about for me: survivors connecting with other survivors.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
finally move the needle on the survival rate of young adult cancer patients. It hasn't changed in 25 years, but with awareness and advocacy I think I2Y could help change that.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & organized events for young cancer survivors.