Since joining the crazy cancer community almost 5 years ago I have learned a few absolutes that exist with Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer.
- Cancer really does suck.
- You’re never too young to have cancer.
- The earlier you are diagnosed the better.
- We Need More Awareness!!!
I am excited to announce a new campaign to help with the awareness part: Down With The Cause
Down With The Cause is a non-profit organization helping spread awareness of ovarian & testicular cancer among college students by college students. This new and upcoming movement, started by Jon Lewchenko in the Chicagoland area, is sure to be a hit. Besides raising awareness of ovarian cancer and testicular cancer amongst college students, Down With The Cause will also aid the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and the Testicular Cancer Society.
We are excited to be working with Jon and co-promoting ovarian and testicular cancer awareness. There are approximately 22,000 cases of ovarian cancer per year and 1,100 of those cases occur in women younger than 35 years old. Testicular cancer is the number one cancer for males aged 15-35. It is time that we come together and make a stand for both causes together.