THE STUPID CANCER SHOW CROSSES 200TH BROADCAST MILESTONE *** Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with special spotlight on Breast Cancer Action
NEW YORK, NY, October 13, 2011 – The Stupid Cancer Show, winner of “Most Innovative Use Of Social Media” at the 3rd Annual CLASSY Awards, celebrates the historic airing of its 200th live broadcast on Monday, October 10th, 2012 at 8pm/ET online at http://stupidcancershow.
The 200th show will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a special focus on young adults who have survived breast cancer. Marissa Levesque, cancer survivor, will join for the “Survivor Spotlight” and share her experiences of what it was like to live as a young woman with breast cancer. Two representatives from Breast Cancer Action, the watchdog of the breast cancer movement, will also join the show to discuss their organization and how the community can join together to end the breast cancer epidemic.
A program of the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (“iy”), The Stupid Cancer Show was launched in May of 2007 as “The Voice of Young Adult Cancer.” Over four years later, the show has an impressive aggregate listenership exceeding 1.5 million worldwide. Now in its 9th season, the radio program tackles hard hitting issues from politics, health care, civil rights and the environment to social media, entertainment, cancer research and education.
“We could not be happier to have reached this significant milestone in our history and the history of the young adult cancer movement,” said Matthew Zachary, a 15-year pediatric brain cancer survivor and Founder/CEO at iy. “Cancer talk radio has helped to change the lives of young adults living with cancer by addressing issues that are important and often life-critical to them,” added Zachary.
Hosted by Zachary and young adult breast cancer survivor Lisa Bernhard, former Entertainment Correspondent for FOX News, The Stupid Cancer Show has given a voice to millions of underserved children, teenagers and young adults living with, through and beyond cancer. The edginess and irreverent tone of this media platform challenges the status quo and has elevated young adult cancer survivorship to the national spotlight.
“This is a testament to the collective power of social media and social good,” says Bernhard. “It is only due to the support and passion of our growing global community that this program has become an international outlet for causes, issues and topics relevant through the lens of young adult cancer, public health and social welfare.”
The Stupid Cancer Show airs live on Mondays at 8pm/ET online at http://stupidcancershow.com. All episodes are archived and podcasted on iTunes at http://itunes.stupidcancer.com.
About the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation
The I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation is the nation’s largest support community for the next generation of patients, survivors and caregivers between ages 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 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 new crop of activists to give a much needed voice to our forgotten population. Visit http://stupidcancer.com for more information.
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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.