How they are participating
Cancer takes the lives of more people between the ages of 15 and 40 than any other disease. The 15-40 Connection exists to increase cancer survival rates for teens and young adults using our educational resources and tools and programming focused on the life-saving benefits of early detection. We empower individuals to take personal responsibility for their health, encourage them to check for cancer and take assertive action in response to persistent health changes. We will promote Giving Tuesday through social media and encourage individuals to make gifts ‘In Memory’ or ‘In Honor’ of important people in their lives. All gifts directly support our awareness initiatives and educational programming. We will also promote the role volunteers play in the 15-40 Connection. Cancer survivors or family members willing to share their stories are a vital component of our programming. These stories provide real life examples and demonstrate that this population is not immune to cancer.