THE STUPID CANCER SHOW VOTED A TOP 10 FINALIST IN MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR 3rd ANNUAL CLASSY AWARDS
*** StayClassy and Sponsors Offer More Than $150,000 to CLASSY Award Winners
NEW YORK, NY, August 1, 2011 – StayClassy, a leader in social fundraising for nonprofits, has announced that public voting has chosen I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation’s The Stupid Cancer Show as one of the 3rd Annual CLASSY Awards Top 10 Finalists for Most Innovative Use Of Social Media.
The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, recognizing the most outstanding philanthropic achievements by charities, businesses and individuals nationwide. From July 25 to August 26, voting was opened to the public to determine the Top 10 Finalists. With more than 2,000 nominations submitted to StayClassy for consideration, The Stupid Cancer Show has been through a long process to make it to the final round.
A program of The I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, The Stupid Cancer Show is an award-winning international talk radio webcast giving voice to a lost generation of cancer survivors by tackling hard-hitting issues from politics, health care and the environment to social media, entertainment and education.
A combination of public votes and a decision by a panel of industry professionals will determine whether The Stupid Cancer Show will be a CLASSY Award Winner for Most Innovative Use Of Social Media. The winners will be recognized live on-stage at the CLASSY Awards ceremony in San Diego on September 17th, in which $150,000 in cash and prizes will be donated to support the causes of the 12 National CLASSY Awards Winners.
“Cancer talk radio has indeed changed the world. Four years, 200 broadcasts and 1.5M aggregate listeners worldwide can’t be wrong,” said Matthew Zachary, a 15-year pediatric brain cancer survivor, co-host and co-producer of The Stupid Cancer Show and Founder/CEO of the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation. “It is an honor to be recognized for our social entrepreneurship in the name of the more than 70,000 young adults diagnosed with cancer each year.”
A Charitable Event to Remember
Tickets are now available for the 3rd Annual CLASSY Awards ceremony on Saturday, September 17 in San Diego, California. Those that want to support The Stupid Cancer Show and The I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation and attend the event can purchase tickets by visiting www.classyawards.org. General admission tickets start at $50 and gain you entry into the CLASSY Collaborative, Ceremony and After-Party.
The CLASSY Collaborative, a day-long networking event, will be held on Friday, September 16 at the W Hotel San Diego. Participants will have the opportunity to meet, mingle and share ideas with some of the foremost leaders in philanthropy, technology, innovation and entertainment.
Speakers at the ceremony will include, Adam Garone, CEO and Co-Founder of Movember, Tabreez Verjee, President and Director, Betawave, Premal Shah, President of Kiva.org, Jake Woods, Co-Founder of Team Rubicon, Ben Keesey, CEO of InvisibleChildren, Chris Carver, COO of Invisible Children, Yael Cohen, founder of F Cancer, William McNulty, founder of Team Rubicon, Alex Bard, founder of Assistly, Jeff Rosenthal, founder of Summit Series, Barrington Irving, founder of Experience Aviation, Natalie Spilger, founder of Green Laces, Josh Warren, Resource Development Director of The DREAM Program, Inc., Scott and Gina Keatley, co-founders of Nourishing NYC, and Dan Novak, VP Global Marketing, PR & Communications of Qualcomm. CLASSY Awards partners include: Southwest Airlines, Qualcomm, Bridgepoint Education, NBC Local Media, PayPal, Huffington Post Impact, NexGen Charity, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Guidestar.org, Legalzoom, HandsOn Network, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. For additional information on the competition, event details, and to make your nominations, please visit www.classyawards.org or email.
About The I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation
The I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (http://stupidcancer.com) is the nation’s largest support community for the next generation of patients, survivors and caregivers between 15-40. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer. A TIME Magazine Best 50 website and FOX News Top 10 Healthcare Blog, we support a global following and hundreds of thousands of friends, fans, readers, listeners and members. Since our launch in 2007, we have helped bring the cause of ‘cancer under 40′ to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new crop of activists to give a much needed voice to our forgotten population. Visit http://stupidcancer.com for more information.
StayClassy (http://www.stayclassy.org) is the easiest and most affordable way for organizations to raise funds and manage donor relationships online. Based in San Diego, CA, the company develops easy-to-use web-based fundraising software for nonprofit organizations. StayClassy launched its new platform in May 2010, and has over 2,000 customers using its services. It’s free to sign up, making it extremely attractive to small and medium sized organizations on a tight budget. StayClassy is also the host of the Annual CLASSY Awards, a national award show that recognizes outstanding philanthropic achievements throughout the world (http://www.stayclassy.org/classy-awards).
Matthew Zachary was a 21-year old college senior and concert pianist en route to film school when he lost use of his left hand, was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer (medulloblastoma) and told he'd likely never perform again. Fifteen years, four albums, a wife, twin children and scores of concerts later, Matthew's struggle to get busy living has inspired countless thousands. Today, he is an award-winning recording artist and performer, as well as an accredited thought-leader in public health, an authority on youth culture and a highly credentialed public speaker. A founding member of the Google Health Advisory Council, in 2007 he launched the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, which has since become the nation's largest support community for young adults affected by cancer. The foundation was ranked a TIME Magazine Best 50 website and FOX News Top 10 Healthcare Blog and supports a global following of hundreds of thousands of friends, fans, readers, listeners and members. Matthew has helped to bring the cause of 'cancer under 40' to the national spotlight and has rallied a new crop of activists to give a much needed voice to this forgotten population. Matthew has helped to measurably reverse 30 years of disparity and create social lasting change in how the public relates to cancer for the next generation.