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 leader in young adult cancer advocacy, research, and support. For more than 11 years, we have created shared experiences by producing life-changing live events and digital content that end isolation, build community, provide education, and foster meaningful relationships that last a lifetime.
Our mission is to empower, support, and improve health outcomes for the young adult cancer community.