NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 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, 2011 at 8pm/ET online at http://StupidCancerShow.com
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 fellow young adult 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."
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.
Media Contact: Colleen O'Neill I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, 312-301-1375, firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation