Webinar: Fertility Preservation + Social Support for Young Adults with Blood Cancers

Monday, May 23, 2022 at 5:30-6:45pm Central

(3:30-4:45 PT, 4:30-5:45 MT, 6:30-7:45 ET)

Fertility preservation

Preserving fertility is often possible for patients about to undergo treatment. Kristin Smith, a fertility preservation specialist, will discuss the importance of fertility preservation, family building options, and reproductive health after a blood cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Reducing isolation and building community

For adults under 40, social and emotional isolation are often the most difficult aspects of their cancer journey. Chelsea Donahue from Stupid Cancer will discuss the importance of a strong and supportive network of peers and how organizations like Stupid Cancer can help young adults with blood cancer.

The presentations will be followed by a live Q+A. This education program is a joint collaboration between Cancer Wellness Center and the Leukemia Research Foundation.



Kristin Smith

Program manager for fertility preservation, Northwestern's Lurie Cancer Center

Kristin helps young, newly diagnosed cancer patients understand their individual fertility risk with treatment and their options for fertility preservation.


Chelsea Donahue

Director of programs, Stupid Cancer

Chelsea is a passionate community builder and advocate with more than a decade of experience. Stupid Cancer helps to empower everyone affected by adolescent and young adult cancer by ending isolation and building community.

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