Stupid Cancer

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We make young adult cancer suck less. Our mission is to empower, support, and improve health outcomes for the young adult cancer community.

New York, NY
EIN 20-2027782
community
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cancer research
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cancer
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young adults
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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.

10K
10,000 young adults die annually due to cancer. While survival rates for adult (40 and over) and pediatric (under 13) have improved considerably, survival rates for young adults have actually gotten worse. It's time to change that.

Financials

$1.7M
2017 Budget
81%Program Spend
8%Management Spend
11%Fundraising Spend
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stupidcancer.org