Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Stupid Cancer, Inc.

Get Busy Living.

aka Stupid Cancer   |   New York, NY   |  http://stupidcancer.org

Mission

Our mission is to empower those affected by young adult cancer by building community, improving quality of life and providing meaningful survivorship.

Notes from the nonprofit

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.

Ruling year info

2005

Chief Executive Officer

Alison Silberman

Main address

40 Worth Street Suite 808

New York, NY 10013 USA

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Formerly known as

Steps For Living

I2Y I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation

EIN

20-2027782

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Cancer (G30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

CancerCon

CancerCon is the annual gathering for the young adult cancer movement. CancerCon offers attendees an experience to get educated, empowered and connected to a network of age-appropriate support programs and services, and a global community of peers their own age who are just as pissed and scared as them.

Population(s) Served
Young Adults (20-25 years)
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Budget
$500,000

Stupid Cancer Summits are educational, one-day regional programs produced in collaborative partnership with cancer centers large and small who are committed to making young adult cancer suck less.

Population(s) Served
Young Adults (20-25 years)
Budget
$100,000

The Stupid Cancer Show is a multi-award-winning talk radio podcast that, since 2007, has given voice to the young adult cancer movement and elevated the cause into the global spotlight. Each broadcast tackles hard hitting issues from politics, health care, civil rights and the environment to social media, entertainment, cancer research and education. We are the voice of young adult cancer.

Population(s) Served
Young Adults (20-25 years)
Adults
Budget
$50,000

Where we work

Awards

Most Innovative Use Of Social Media 2011

Classy Awards

Game-Changer Award 2010

LIVESTRONG

Best 50 Website Of Year 2007

TIME Magazine

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Global awareness of young adult cancer and the elimination of suffering and setback due to the diagnosis of cancer as a young adult ages 15-39.

The four pillars of our strategic plan are (1) Broaden awareness, (2) Deepen engagement, (3) Measure impact and (4) Support growth.<br/><br/>Driven by one survivor's experience and fueled by a core group of driven volunteers and dedicated partners, Stupid Cancer has catapulted to a position of strength and leadership in a very short period of time. Inspired by recent successes, the strategic plan provides an opportunity to envision a path for even greater achievement, punctuated by tangible actions and measurable goals. The importance of measurement cannot be overemphasized. Collecting this important information across all platforms and programs is vital to the future success of the organization, whether they be as part of a fundraising activity or a reputation management tool and everything in between.

Leadership, brand, community reputation and influence.

The focus on increasing awareness, impact and reach showcases the opportunities to touch more people impacted by this disease, especially young adults living with cancer. These strategies ensure that Stupid Cancer is poised to actualize its significant potential and prioritize the activities that will lead to sustainable growth for many years to come.

True operational sustainability.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Stupid Cancer, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/12/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Noah Zachary

Premier Inc


Board co-chair

Kellie Herbert

Amazon

Karen DeMairo

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Bryan Bloom

Dunn Meadow Pharmacy

Catherine Benedict

Stanford University School of Medicine

David Richman

Raymond James

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Keywords

young, adult, oncology, cancer, survivorship, survivor, research, cure, advocacy, education