Every year, 72,000 young adults (age 15-39) are newly diagnosed with cancer. In 2008, I became one of those young adults when I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. My doctors cured the disease, but it was Stupid Cancer that saved my life with their incredible support and community-based programs. The organization helped me to Get Busy Living!
That is why I am fundraising to pay it forward and change the lives of those affected by young adult cancer. Last year I ran 2 half marathons in honor of 2 young adults friends that passed away from cancer. This year I lost 2 more friends to stupid cancer, so I will running for them! I am running the NYC Half Marathon on March 15 and another race TBD; 1 mile for every $100 for a total of $2620. Please help me in my fundraising efforts and make a transformative impact on that young adult who has just been diagnosed with cancer. Annie and Erin, this is for you <3
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Produced by Stupid Cancer, CancerCon is the evolution of the national OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults. For the first time, young adult cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, researchers and digital health partners will unite for change on behalf of the young adult cancer movement.