Stupid Cancer Road Trip stops in SLC

Posted at 9:46 PM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 23:46:31-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Fourteen days, 14 cities and a 6,000-mile road trip is raising awareness for young adults suffering from cancer.

The Stupid Cancer Organization serves the 72,000 adults, ages 15 to 39, who are diagnosed with cancer annually.

On Monday, the road trip stopped at Piper Down in Salt Lake City. Leaders say getting cancer in your 20s and 30s can be very isolating and there aren’t a lot of resources, which is what prompted the road trip.

“We’re here tonight at Piper Down Pub to connect the local cancer survivor community,” said Kenny Kane, chief operating officer for the Stupid Cancer Organization. “We’re on our last leg of the Stupid Cancer road trip. We’re aiming to connect people locally so that when we leave the conversation continues.”

On Tuesday, the road trip will to Denver for Cancer Con, a three-day conference of survivorship and education for young adults.

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