I am the Michigan Chapter leader for a young adult cancer foundation called "I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation." iy, as we affectionately call it, uses a new, hip way to perform community outreach. We call it Stupid Cancer Happy Hour.
We are throwing our first Michigan Stupid Cancer Happy Hour on 9/26 from 10pm-2am at Eden Nightclub in Ferndale. The entire lower-level of the club has been reserved for this event. Here's a link to the RSVP site with all the details. http://events.i2y.com/schh/2008/eden/
Since 1975, cancer survival has increased dramatically, except for the 18-39 age group. It has remained completely unchanged because awareness and early detection are not embraced in this age group of young adults. iy is making it cool to talk about cancer...or at least removing as much of the stigma as we can. We could sure use your help raising awareness for this event, which will provide many young adults cancer patients and survivors with a community that they can relate to.
Donald A. Wilhelm, author
This Time's a Charm; Lessons of a Four-Time Cancer Survivor
Leadership Council- Michigan Chapter, I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation