Produced by Stupid Cancer, The Stupid Cancer Show is a multi-award-winning talk radio podcast that has given voice to the young adult cancer movement and elevated the cause into the global spotlight.
Adam Baer is a Los Angeles-based writer, speaker and consultant whose recent op-ed "The Pressure to Say You're OK" has made waves. Adam joins us to discuss how we shouldn't have to pressure medical patients to "promise to fight and/or recover" and the fluidity of illness. Advocate Spotlight on oncology nurse and Founder/CEO of LumpyCards Lexi Timmons.
"Until 20" is a powerful new documentary that tells the inspirational true story of Texas native James Arthur Ragan, who lost his life to osteosarcoma in 2014 as a teenager. Joining us are award-winning journalists and documentary filmmakers Geraldine Moriba and Jamila Paksima to discuss the film project. Survivor Spotlight on Israeli singer-songwriter and young adult survivor Noa Bentor.
CancerCon improves patients lives and has changed the world. We are joined by first-timer attendee Danny Heinsohn who just celebrated his 10th year in remission from brain cancer by competing in Ironman Canada. He recently founded "My Hometown Heroes", a scholarship fund for young adult cancer survivors. Survivor Spotlight on young adult survivor and fellow CancerCon attendee Bryan Walker.
CancerCon has evolved over nine years to proudly become the largest global event serving the young adult cancer movement. The conference's speakers also reflect the best and the brightest that the industry has to offer. Join us as we welcome CancerCon Speaker Eric Cohen (RN, MS, OCN and Integrative Nutritionist) with our survivor spotlight on young adult survivor Jenny Morgenthaler.
Stupid Cancer prides itself by the company it keeps. This is no better reflected than the many incredible partner organizations who choose to exhibit each year at CancerCon. Joining us for this show, we're welcoming Andrea Schwartz (Executive Director, Dear Jack Foundation,) Krissy Kraczkowsky (Senior Director, Programs, The Ulman Cancer Fund) and Mallory Casperson (Founder & CEO, Lacuna Loft). Advocate Spotlight on CancerCon steering committee member Devshree Khachane.
Caregiving is at the very cornerstone of Stupid Cancer's mission and programs; and CancerCon's agenda reflects this wholeheartedly. To give a sneak peak of what caregivers can expect this April in Denver, we're joined by young adult caregiver Colin Ferro (Director of Operations, Epic Experience) and Jenny Morgan, LCSW (Director of Social Services, Rocky Mountain Hospice.) Caregiver Spotlight on Brent Benson.
"Be Here Now" is a documentary film following the inspiring life and times of the late actor Andy Whitfield (of Starz' Spartacus fame) and his wife Vashti Whitfield. Joining us to discuss the project are Vashti Whitfield and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lilibet Foster. Survivor Spotlight on young adult cervical cancer survivor Erin Skarda Ake.
We're shining a light on the New York Legal Assistance Group. Joining us will be Domna Antoniadis (Attorney, Legal Health) and Victoria Knight (Survivor) to discuss NYLAG's LegalHealth division which unites medical professionals and the law to improve the lives of clients and their families facing illness. Special guest host and advocacy spotlight Julie Larson, LCSW.
At the height of her career, as an Air Force Colonel and physicist Deanna Won was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and was given one month to live. Deanna Joins us to discuss her strong passion for providing help to those who seek to heal in mind, body, and spirit and leading a life of purpose. Survivor spotlight on Hannah Klitsberg.