We make young adult cancer suck less. Our mission is to empower, support, and improve health outcomes for the young adult cancer community.
In 1995, at the age of 21, concert pianist, composer, and college senior Matthew Zachary was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer. He was told he would likely not survive six months, let alone perform again. Matt and his family were thrust into a cancer landscape much different than today. In 2004, Matt founded what became Stupid Cancer. Through its innovative, award-winning, and evidence-based programs and services, the organization serves as a global bullhorn to propel the young adult cancer movement forward.