YARally

Have you heard of the #YARally campaign?  It is a 6 month project between Cancer Knowledge Network and Stephanie Madsen.  Each month, Stephanie will write a post on CKN featuring a different topic to help young adult cancer patients and their cancer teams.  So far, Stephanie has written about Body Image but each month a different topic will be discussed.

“Together, it is CKN and Stephanie’s goal to bridge the gap between young adult cancer patients and oncology physicians. Our mission is to make the voices of young adults with cancer heard so that improvements can be made and standardized within the greater healthcare community. In this social media campaign, Stephanie will be sharing personal accounts of her journey fighting this disease and the experiences she faces as a young adult living with cancer. She is passionate about inspiring others to live life intentionally, to be proactive about their healthcare, and to speak to physicians about what it’s like having cancer as a young adult.

Each month, Stephanie will write an article pertaining to a specific topic. These topics may include but are not limited to fertility, dating and relationships, body image, and finances. In addition, several Twitter chats will be held in order to establish ongoing conversation within the cancer community. Through this campaign, Stephanie and CKN hope to unite young adults affected by this disease. Our aim is to establish a consistent relationship between patient and physician, so that treatment options can be approached with a team effort.”

Follow the hashtag #yarally on social media and join in on the conversation!