Paula Marchionda via Crowdrise
March 15, 2012
70,000 Americans between 15-39 are diagnosed with cancer each year. That's one every eight minutes.
In 2003, I was one of them. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my thirties. Younger than most people would have expected, but cancer doesn't discriminate by age, sex, or ethnicity. I was in Medical School and never thought I would be dealing with cancer while training in medicine. I went through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation...and eventually returned to school and finished my degree. Since then I have gone on to prepare myself to be a leader in caring for cancer patients, and their families and friends, from diagnosis to survivorship and beyond.
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.
Join our team and support efforts to ensure that young adult survivors get the chance to attend this event and participate in a life-affirming weekend of support, education, community and hope.
Stupid cancer. Survivors rule.
What past participants have said about the OMG! Cancer Summit:
“The OMG! Summit taught me to keep fighting, be my own advocate and never give up, no matter what the doctor says.”
"I loved meeting new people as well as seeing old friends in person who I’d only known through Facebook.”
“The OMG! Summit and the sheer enormity of our community has left me more inspired than ever."
“I made so many new connections. I can't wait to spread more awareness about young adult cancer.”
“What an amazing, life-changing and inspiring weekend.”