Jaclyn Guthmiller via Crowdrise
March 05, 2012
Last April, my sister and I attended the 2011 OMG Cancer Summit for Young Adults in New York City. It was a wonderful conference and the best part was that we were able to meet 9 of my small cell and large cell "cancer sisters" and their supporters. Being able to meet these women in person was such an incredible experience! At this year's conference, there are 15-20 "sisters" attending, many of whom I met last year.
I 2 Y - I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation Inc wrote -
Young adults, a largely unknown group in the war on cancer, account for 72,000 new diagnosis each year. That's one every eight minutes. It's also seven times more all than pediatric cancers. This is not OK!
The OMG! Cancer Summit is the premiere oncology conference and social networking event for the young adult cancer movement. A program of the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, the OMG! Cancer Summit, now in it's 5th year, has become a pivotal healthcare event that inspires thousands of survivors, cargivers and providers—along with scores of academic, advocacy, research and support organizations—to get organized, build community and unite as one to drive change.
Stupid cancer. Survivors rule.
"I loved meeting new people as well as seeing old friends in person who I’d only known through Facebook.”
“What an amazing, life-changing and inspiring weekend.”