How do I make a difference?
Did you know 76,000 young adults are diagnosed with some form of cancer each year. SEVENTY. SIX. THOUSAND. There are over 1.4 million young adults living with cancer in the US. The key is: you are not alone.
Brain tumors effect over 600,000 Americans in the US and do not discriminate based on age, race or any other factor. Research is the key to saving lives.
National Brain Tumor Society
I'm very involved with the National Brain Tumor Society. In their first NY inaugural walk, I had the opportunity to share my story in front of the entire group. It was a beautiful June Father's Day Sunday.
2011: 1st Place for Team Fundraising. 2nd Place for Team Fndraising
2012: 1st Place for Team Fundraising, 1st Place for Individual Fundraising
2013: 1st Place for Individual Fundraising, 2nd Place for Team Fndraising
The 2014 walk will be held on Saturday, June 21st. Fundraising has already begun.
Young Adults often feel forgotten - all of a sudden they're stuck with the elderly or the pediatrics and they don't fit into either. Did you know? A "young" adult cancer survivor is anyone diagnosed between the ages of 18 and 40. I support Stupid Cancer because they are the largest support network for this often forgotten group.
In addition to being a great online network of support, Stupid Cancer has a weekly radio show "The Stupid Cancer Show." Please see "Media" for more details. I have been fortunate enough to share my story twice.
Finally, to support stupid cancer and the OMG2013 Summit (the largest event to gather young adult cancer survivors in one place) please donate to my page here.