Each year, 72,000 young adults (ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone. That’s one every eight minutes. This neglected group faces age-specific challenges – such as, infertility, loss of identity and independence, lack or loss of insurance, increased isolation, and stalled career development – with limited resources.
Stupid Cancer, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the largest charity that makes cancer suck less for those touched by young adult cancer. Founded in 2007 by Matthew Zachary, the innovative, award-winning and evidence-based programs and services of this organization serve as a global bullhorn to propel the young adult cancer movement forward.
Comprehensively addressing young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health, and social media, Stupid Cancer proudly supports a global network of patients, survivors, caregivers, providers, and advocates.