The Elephant in the Room is Cancer. Tea is the Relief Conversation Provides.

About Elephants and Tea OLD

Our Mission

Elephants and Tea is a media company with the mission to help adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, survivors and caregivers know they are not alone in their fight with cancer.

The Elephant in the room is cancer. Tea is the relief conversation provides.

Be Heard. Join the Herd.

We are the only magazine written for and by the AYA cancer community telling their story in their own words.

Our Inspiration

Elephants and Tea was founded by Angie and Nick Giallourakis.  Angie is the mother of three sons – Phil, Nick (co-founder) and Steven.

Steven has beaten two different cancers at ages 15 (stage 4 osteosarcoma) and 18 (secondary AML).  Steven was cancer free for 10+ years until September 2019 when he received the news that he has not one but two new cancers.  One is a secondary cancer due to the treatments from his osteosarcoma treatments when he was 15 (Sarcoma) and the other new cancer is a primary cancer on his kidney (renal cell carcinoma).  Steven is currently going through treatments and has surgery scheduled for February 12th, 2020 to remove the Sarcoma tumor from his back.

Steven is the inspiration for launching Elephants and Tea.  As a family, the Giallourakis’ have seen the struggles Steven has gone through as well as others dealing with cancer his age either as a patient or a survivor.

Over the past 13 years Angie and Nick have been involved as advocates against AYA cancer and childhood cancers.  Angie has been to Washington D.C. several times to lobby for addition funding for research to cure all of the cancers that affect youngsters and young adults.

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