CancerCare is a 78-year-old national organization headquartered in New York City, providing free, professional support services to anyone impacted by cancer. CancerCare’s Young Professionals Committee was formed in 2018 and is considered CancerCare’s junior board. We welcome professionals 40-years-old or younger in the tri-state area to engage and network with like-minded individuals dedicated to spreading awareness of CancerCare and advancing its mission.

The committee is currently composed of 20 members and is growing steadily. These emerging leaders represent diverse disciplines across sectors including Amazon, Uber, Point72 Asset Management, Salesforce, Bristol Myers Squibb, NBCUniversal and Guidemark Health. Together, we work in partnership with key stakeholders, internally and externally, to expand outreach, raise funds and realize strategic initiatives that support young adults impacted by cancer and also advance CancerCare’s mission.

All members are voting members and are encouraged to take on various leadership roles. The committee elects officers for the roles of Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary, which are limited to two-year terms. The committee meets regularly throughout the year. Additionally, subcommittees such as the Scholarship Subcommittee meet bi-monthly and a nominating committee meets as needed throughout the year.

Thank you to everyone who supported our 5th Annual Fundraising Event, Cocktails for a Cause, and for making the event a huge success!

Thanks to everyone who attended we were able to not only meet, but exceed our goal of raising the equivalent of three scholarships. Special thanks to CancerCare’s Young Professionals Committee for their efforts and leadership.

Please check back regularly for information on the YPC and future events.

About the Young Professionals Committee:
CancerCare’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is considered its junior board and works closely in partnership with key stakeholders within CancerCare and in collaboration with partner organizations to expand outreach, raise funds and realize strategic initiatives based on its focus areas and priorities. The YPC is a leadership volunteer position comprised of individuals 40 years old or younger with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Together, the members engage in the community-at-large and spearhead social and professional initiatives and events that mirror and amplify CancerCare’s mission with a focus on young adults impacted by cancer.

CancerCare is grateful for the participation and leadership of the following committee members:

Samantha Sayers, Chair
Allison Lau, Vice Chair
Cynthia Luu, Secretary
Alice Badamino
John Badstubner
Shakirat Brown
Amandi Clarke
Olivia Colson
Max Damashek
Andrew Gilmore
Alexander Lavecchia
Jordan Littlejohn
Christine Megalla
Marc Morales
Ladi (Adesumbo) Odunlami
Swati Patel
Megan Whitman
Anne Wymard

In Memory Of
Seynabou Ba, former Chair

For more information on joining the committee, please contact Eunice E. Hong, Director of Philanthropy, at ehong@cancercare.org.

The YPC Scholarship is now open for the 2022-2023 academic year and we encourage you to apply!

The program, now in its third year, awards one-time $2,500 scholarships to young adults who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer in the last two years.

Applicants must be high school seniors entering college or students currently enrolled in a 4 or 6 year program at an accredited college or university. Although scholarship recipients can attend college anywhere in the United States, their home residence must be New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania.

The application centers around simple background information, one recommendation letter and a short 500 word essay. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and awards are given during the Fall and Spring semesters each year. We encourage you to apply!

For any questions on CancerCare’s YPC Scholarship, please email Eunice E. Hong, Director of Philanthropy, at ehong@cancercare.org.

Read the Young Professionals Committee Scholarship press release on our website or view as a PDF.

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