Get Busy Living in Denver!

Get Busy Living in Denver!

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, I attended the What's Next? How to Get Busy Living summit in Denver, CO. After attending OMG2013 in Las Vegas, I am always thrilled to attend anything Stupid Cancer puts on because I know that I will be around "my people." OMG2013 was the first time I’d met cancer survivors my age, and since then,…
Society for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO) Recap

Society for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO) Recap

On October 15th, Matthew Zachary and I attended the inaugural Society for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO) conference in Irvine, CA.  It was a 1.5 day meeting of society members, cancer advocates, survivors, and healthcare providers.  Topics included issues that young adults affected by cancer face such as fertility preservation, legal, psycho-social, among many other important ones.  Check out the…

OMG/East 2013 Recap

On September 28th, 175 survivors, caregivers and advocates spent a beautiful fall day inside. One might think of that as an odd way to spend a Saturday, but each of them chose to be among their peers to talk and learn about cancer. We kicked off the day with attendees visiting with non-profit organizations that serve the young adult community. The…
1st Annual Scripps Cancer Care Symposium

1st Annual Scripps Cancer Care Symposium

This past weekend, I had the honor of exhibiting at the 1st Annual Scripps Cancer Care Symposium in San Diego, CA.   It was great telling the nurses all about Stupid Cancer, and the resources available for young adult survivors. I was even more excited for our Stupid Cancer Meetup we had in San Diego on Saturday afternoon.  It's always great seeing…
After OMG2013 – Living Busy Everyday

After OMG2013 – Living Busy Everyday

With super highs, can come super lows.   The OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults is a unique event. It gathers hundreds of young adult cancer warriors, advocates, healthcare professionals and caregivers with one goal – to connect. And as most would agree, the connection happens. Relationships, trust and love grow quickly and unexpectedly at times at OMG2013. A few…

OMG2013 – First Timer FAQ

The following is a based on the collective experiences of the OMG! Summit Steering Committee.   I am still in treatment and in bald. Will I stand out?   I was bald at my first OMG! Summit back in 2009.  I looked around and quickly saw others just like me.  There were also people that were amputees and various other…
Why I Am Going To OMG2013…

Why I Am Going To OMG2013…

By Guest Blogger Scott Slater   I've been asked to write this blog to explain my reasons for attending The 6th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults this April 25th-28th in Las Vegas. As I sit down to write, I realize this is a daunting task indeed, because I have many, many reasons. But first, a little history; I…
Two Leading Young Adult Cancer Nonprofits Partner To Drive Impact And Awareness

Two Leading Young Adult Cancer Nonprofits Partner To Drive Impact And Awareness

NEW YORK, NY, October 2, 2012 –  Stupid Cancer and First Descents—two of the largest nonprofit organizations focused on young adult cancer—announced a joint commitment to better serving the unique unmet needs for this underserved patient population. Young adults, a largely unknown group in the war on cancer, account for 72,000 new diagnoses each year. (source: National Cancer Institute)  …