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Stupid Cancer
July 12, 2009

i[2]y is an incredible organization that aims to provide support and resources to young people with cancer, who fall between the pediatric and "adult" demographics. in my opinion, this age group sees a significant deficit in resources, and i[2]y's mission is very important. especially for young adults who fall just above the "pediatric" window, the experience of treating and surviving cancer can be very isolating without the support that pediatrics provides. i[2]y does an extremely impressive job of filling this role.

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

helping my best friend to be more optimistic during her treatment and find comradeship and compassion in a way that my friends, i, and her family could not provide it.

Ways to make it better...

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

change very little! i would reach out to the younger demographic (18-30 year olds) since i personally believe that this age group is gravely affected by their identification as a young person, but their lack of pediatric-type support.

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

the enthusiasm and willingness of the staff of i[2]y, as well as the passion and excitement that i[2]y was about to rise out of my peers.

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

extremely enthusiastic and passionate about the cause, and also willing to go far above any necessary or expected limits for any individual who reaches out to them.

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

help all young adults with cancer, and ultimately lead to less social isolation for such individuals. ultimately, similar organizations with the same objective could be founded for young adults with other rare disorders.

Ways to make it better...

i'd known about his organization sooner and could've started helping i[2]y years ago!

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

that there are many, many, many organizations that aim to help individuals with cancer, and it is difficult for i[2]y to be realized for its uniqueness and importance among the general public when compared to large foundations.

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

i[2]y is incredible and i will continue to support the cause and help out in anyway that i can!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & with my best friend (a survivor of lymphoma), i organized a dinner and bar night in north carolina to raise money for i[2]y, and awareness about cancer rates within the demographic of most of the event's attendees (college students).