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Three-Year Cancerversary

Danielle Nicosia | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Nicosia

The month of July will always be hard for me. July 3rd is the date I will remember for the rest of my life. The day I was diagnosed with Metastatic Pa...

68 Hours in Haiti, Part 2: Downtown Port au Prince

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Dan Duffy

In Haiti, there is no personal space, and when someone looks at you, it's right in the eye, and they don't break contact. Our group of four, flanked by the ballsiest woman I know and a six-five Haitian policeman with a gun, was being stared at by literally hundreds of people every second.

When the Parent/Child Game Plan Changes: Learning How to Let Go

Pat Taylor | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Primary caregiver or not, I will always be Sara's mother, and I will always have her back. Forever and beyond.

#OMG2014: Stupid Cancer. Genius Event.

Emily Drake | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

What Stupid Cancer has created with this event is an inspiring conference that brings together advocates, caregivers, health professionals and young adults from all corners of the USA and beyond.

Vegas, Baby!

Heidi Adams | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

Like many others, my own experience 20 years ago was one of extreme isolation; I thought I was the only patient my age with cancer. Now, young adults quickly find each other online and in-person, and stay connected to support each other and to help the next patients.

Tell Your Cancer Story. It's Important.

Dan Duffy | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Cancer is that odd fraternity that binds people with unmistakable strength into a community that no one ever wants to join. Yet once we're here, we now have the opportunity to share with others what we know.

Stupid Cancer Goes to Washington

Matthew Zachary | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Matthew Zachary

Today there are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market, which have never been fully assessed for toxic impacts on human health and the environment. It's seriously not OK. We have the right to know what ethylmethylsomethingsomething is and whether it causes brain cancer.

What Happened at the OMG 2013 Stupid Cancer Summit for Young Adults

Erin Havel | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

Cancer can and does happen to adolescents and young adults. We are not an anomaly, we are not being punished for something we've done, we are not lazy. Unless we authentically show ourselves to those who do not understand young adult cancer, nothing will change.

Stupid Cancer Nation

Kenny Kane | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenny Kane

The 2013 Stupid Cancer Road Trip was characterized by new connections. One of the best parts about my job is observing the meaningful conversations that take place when you put a group of people affected by young adult cancer in the same room together.

Finding My Community at Stupid Cancer's OMG Summit for Young Adults

Lola Scott | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Lola Scott

From the get go, I've been treated at a pediatric hospital, on pediatric protocols, and may, by age, be considered pediatric -- but I am far from it. For once, I was in a room with survivors that got me.

The Long Road to Las Vegas

Kenny Kane | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenny Kane

The Stupid Cancer Road Trip was a collaborative effort between Stupid Cancer and Volkswagen to promote the cause of young adult cancer. We're looking forward to returning to Vegas this year, and plan on repeating the road trip in partnership with the Chevy Volt team.

3 Years of Stupid Cancer

Kenny Kane | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenny Kane

Three years ago, I was thrust into this sub-culture of a forgotten population of cancer survivors: young adults. I wish there wasn't a need for my job, but at the same time, I couldn't picture doing anything else.

Cancer Support Groups Weren't For Me -- Until...

Aisling Carroll | Posted 11.20.2012 | Women
Aisling Carroll

I yank my sweater over my shoulders to strategically block the word "cancer" printed across my chest. I don't want to stand out as the biggest downer in Vegas.

Young Adult Cancer Gets Its Hollywood Closeup: My Review of the Film 50/50

Matthew Zachary | Posted 11.16.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew Zachary

50/50 is a magnificent film that will speak very differently and very individually to anyone who sees it.