The Oncofertility Consortium was established in 2007,the same year Stupid Cancer was created (formerly know as I'm Too Young For This!), the nations largest support community for the young adult cancer movement. Since then, we have been proud supporters of this group which gives a powerful voice to the young adult cancer community. Below is a guest blog post by Founder and 17-year young adult cancer survivor, Matthew Zachary.
By Matthew Zachary
This January, I will be celebrating 17 years cancer free after being diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer at age 21. While this is a highly significant occasion for me, it’s not the only thing I’ll be celebrating as we move into 2013. Nearly six years after starting what I thought would be a small project, I celebrate huge success with you.
When Stupid Cancer was founded as the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation in 2007, I never could have imagined where I would be five years later. To date, we have:
- Hosted 6 OMG! Cancer Summits
- Produced 249 broadcasts of The Stupid Cancer Show
- Organized over 500 social support events across the US
- Connected thousands with age-appropriate peer support resources
- Reached over 4,500 registered users of the Stupid Cancer Forums
- Grown to having nearly 60,000 likes on Facebook
- Achieved almost 13,000 followers on Twitter
- Seen millions refer to our website for support and community
Every month, we reach an astonishing 5 million people through online and offline efforts. And yet, in spite of all that we have accomplished, there is still so much more that we want to do. Our programs require maintenance and improvement, and there are more programs that we hope to develop in the coming years.
For more information about our organization and how you can help support the young adult cancer movement, please visit www.stupidcancer.com. I thank you for supporting our future success!