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Here are the latest updates from Elephants and Tea and our partners.

Isolated and Lonely, But Not Alone

by Kimberly Poole August 7, 2023

Being the extroverted introvert that I am when I was diagnosed with cancer April 2021, I didn’t realize exactly how isolating being diagnosed during a Worldwide Pandemic would be.


Heartbeats of Chemo

by Sarah David November 3, 2022

As I pulled into the parking lot in March 2020, I noticed how empty the clinic was. Only a few cars freckle the spaces, most in the employee section off to the right. At the door, I am greeted by a woman wearing a surgical mask and holding a thermometer.


The Steven G. Cancer Foundation

by Nick Giallourakis February 1, 2021

Thus, the Steven G. AYA Cancer Research Fund is making the change to the name the Steven G. Cancer Foundation. Keeping Steven’s name ties us to our legacy in Cleveland, all while adding the word “Foundation” to showcase the natural growth of our nonprofit organization.


Great White Lies

by Elephants & Tea November 18, 2019

Hi! My name is Heather Alison. I am 22 years old and I am a two-time cancer survivor. I am asking for your support for my senior thesis at NYU, “Great White Lies.” Visit my fundraising page by clicking on the link below to help me bring this film to life!


8 Symptoms of PTSD in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

by Anita Fernandes October 29, 2019

Survivors of AYA cancer have been exposed to a traumatic event and the effects of their experience can persist for many years after successful treatment. In many cases, AYAs who survive cancer seem to suffer no long-term emotional and mental effects at first but show signs of PTSD in later years. Symptoms of PTSD in […]


Download: September 2019 Issue

by Nick Giallourakis September 18, 2019

Our third installment of Elephants and Tea the magazine is here! Fill out the information below to download!  We focus on the “A” in “AYA” (adolescents), several caregivers give their perspectives and we have a serious talk about using birth control after cancer.  Check it out! By filling out the information below, this also gives […]


The Survivorship Issue

by Nick Giallourakis June 4, 2019

The June Issue is all about Survivorship! Download this issue to read several stories of how patients in remission and beyond are living their life with cancer and living after treatments.


How Race Can Affect Your Cancer Prognosis

by Marjorie A. Speers, Ph.D. February 19, 2019

Cancer is color blind. It affects adolescents and young adults (AYA) of all races and ethnic groups. Yet young patients in some groups tend to do worse than others. The obvious question is “why?” And the answer is that we simply don’t know. What we do know is that African-American adolescents and young adults are less likely to get cancer than whites of the same age—but more likely to die of the disease.


I Never Thought This Would Happen To Me

by Samantha Krizo November 28, 2018

There will never be a time that you are not going through the “journey” as CANCER has life long issues. Although as an Oncology patient there will always be fear that CANCER will come back, but you try to get through the rest of your life as best as you can.


Welcome to Elephants and Tea: A Letter from a Mother

by Angie Giallourakis, PhD November 16, 2018

IMAGINE you are told your child has cancer. They survive. And then they get diagnosed a second time. And they survive.