Posts by Nick Giallourakis

Brother and Advocate

Nick is the Executive Director of the Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund and President/Co-Founder of Elephants and Tea. The Steven G. AYA Cancer Research Funds’ mission is to support the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer community in wellness, education and research.

The Return of the Dear Cancer Magazine

by Nick Giallourakis June 1, 2021

What would you say to cancer if you could write it a letter? That is what this new issue is all about. For those that do not remember and have not been a part of the Herd prior to 2020, we ran our first Dear Cancer issue in December 2019.


March 2021 Magazine: What Cancer REALLY Does to Me

by Nick Giallourakis March 1, 2021

In this new magazine, the AYA cancer community dives into how cancer REALLY changes them. From rocking your faith or strengthening faith, realizing people don’t think you “fit” the mold, feeling guilting for surviving, what that damn “C” word does to you, and how some use their voice for supporting others. This is definitely a must read issue!


Download the Top 7 Tips for a Successful Doctor’s Visit

by Nick Giallourakis February 10, 2021

In collaboration with our friends at Abridge, we developed the handout “Top 7 tips for a successful doctor’s visit”. Our goal is to have this be a resource to help organize and prepare patients before any oncology or PCP visit.


Spilling Tea with the G’s: Sn 2 – Ep 8 – Whitney Hadley and Stefanie Thomas

by Nick Giallourakis February 2, 2021

We’re back with two of our favorite Cleveland medical professionals, Whitney Hadley and Stefanie Thomas! Whitney and Stefanie are both on the board for the Steven G. Cancer Foundation and Elephants and Tea.


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.


Spilling Tea with the G’s: Sn 2 – Ep 7 – Jay carter

by Nick Giallourakis December 22, 2020

Looking for helpful wellness and mindfulness tips on living with cancer? Listen to our latest episode with Jay Carter! Jay spills tea about the importance of being mindful in his day to day life and finding a balance in living a healthier life all while having cancer.


Spilling Tea with the G’s: Season 2 – Episode 6 – Dr. Mark Lewis

by Nick Giallourakis December 8, 2020

Dr. Mark Lewis joined the G’s to talk about incurable cancer and becoming a Twitter sensation and a powerful voice for those facing cancer. Mark is faced with his own incurable cancer, all while caring for GI cancer patients.


December 2020 Magazine – Finding Your Herd

by Nick Giallourakis November 30, 2020

Facing cancer is hard. You should not have to face it alone. It is important to be a part of a group of people, find someone that can relate to your experiences, and flat out just be loved.


Spilling Tea with the G’s: Season 2 – Episode 5 – Being a Guy with Cancer

by Nick Giallourakis

Our long time friend Stephen Heaviside joins the G’s to spill tea on what it is like to be a guy in support groups to talk about cancer as a young adult. Both Stephen H and Steven G go way back to the early years of CancerCon to reflect on how long they have known each other and reflect on sharing emotions as a young adult male faced with cancer.


Hodgkin Hub: Empowering the Hodgkin Lymphoma Community from Diagnosis Through Treatment

by Nick Giallourakis

In the patient community, personal stories from people who have faced a similar cancer diagnosis have the power to offer invaluable insights, support and connection to others who may be starting on this life-changing journey.