According to Stupid Cancer.org “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 than all pediatric cancers combined. This is not OK!” This organizations website is a great resource for young cancer patients with quick links to issues like “I feel alone, I need money, I can’t work and I need a break”. It’s a great site and shows that the power of a community can make a difference for those who are fighting terrible diseases.
What I really like about the site, besides the fact that it’s well designed site with great tools, is that they know and understand the meaning of the work transparency.
More and more this is what young people want to know about any organization they donate to or want to work for. Stupid cancer makes is very easy to learn that 82% of their operating funds go directly to programs that help young cancer patients. In addition to transparency they also have a number of forums and online resources that younger cancer patients might consider useful.
The website has quite a list of sponsors including all the top pharma companies as well