Non-profit organization Stupid Cancer is launching a $40,000 Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a mobile app called Instapeer. Said application will serve as a client for accessing social network for young adults with cancer, matching up patients for 1-to-1 peer counseling.
The goal, according to Stupid Cancer, is to tackle cancer isolation, which is a huge issue for millions every year.
Once released, the Instapeer will allow users to search for people that share their age, diagnosis, location and/or career, and communicate with them anonymously. Moreover, the application will also include survivors and caregivers to the mix, who would be sharing their experiences with the community.
There are around 3 million cancer caregivers and 13.7 million cancer survivors in the U.S.