As I celebrate my 16-year cancerversary this week, I look back at the unprecedented progress and social change that has manifested since the launch of the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation in January of 2007. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years but the calendar is harsh and does not lie. It is mind-blowing to see how much the landscape has changed for the young adult cancer patient, notwithstanding the fact that, while we’ve come so far, there is still much to be done.
I will tell you that 2012 is already shaping up to be an extraordinary year for the young adult cancer movement. We will reach more people. We will impact more lives. We will empower and mobilize even more people than ever before.
Between the 5th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults this March in Vegas, the launch of Season 10 of The Stupid Cancer Show on 1/16 and some groundbreaking new survivorship research you’ll be hearing about this Spring, we’ve never been more optimistic and inspired to continue innovating and pushing the needle forward.
On behalf of our Board, staff and legions of exceptional volunteers, we wish each and every one of you peace, healthy, happiness, prosperity and joy for the new year.
Thank you for your support, commitment and belief in our organization.
16-Year Young Adult Survivor
I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation