Today, November 25, Logos Senior Fellow Kristin Johnson joined the Stupid Cancer community at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square, New York. Surrounded by the support of cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates, Stupid Cancer Founder, Chief Executive Officer and cancer survivor Matthew Zachary rang The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell.
The Nasdaq opening bell followed on the heels of a successful weekend at the UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California, where Stupid Cancer hosted its 2015 OMG! Summit West.
Kristin was in California for the summit and served as a panel moderator for a session called, “Be Your Best Digital Self.” Stupid Cancer co-founder and COO Kenny Kane and board chairwoman and social media expert Thea Linscott were on the panel to discuss the implications of the digital world while facing cancer.
The OMG! Summit is one of the most influential and impactful health conferences for the young adult cancer movement worldwide and part of several programs hosted by Stupid Cancer. The next event, CancerCon, will be hosted in Denver, Colorado April 28-May 1, 2015. CancerCon is the premier oncology conference and social networking event for the young adult cancer movement. The largest gathering of its kind, CancerCon brings together hundreds of survivors, caregivers and advocates to connect.
Founded in 2007, Stupid Cancer builds community, improves quality of life and provides meaningful survivorship for more than 20 million people affected by young adult cancer. Young adult cancer (ages 15-39) is largely unknown in the war on cancer, accounting for 72,000 new diagnoses each year. Young adults with cancer are an underserved population with limited resources, inadequate support and a lack of awareness and understanding from the larger community around them.
One of the core values at Logos Consulting Group and Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership is the application of our gifts to causes we care about. Logos is proud to support Kristin in dedicating time and talent to support the mission of Stupid Cancer.
For more information on Stupid Cancer, visit www.stupidcancer.org.