April 11, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Squeaky Wheel Media is proud to announce that IHadCancer.com has been nominated for
Best Community Website
for its second consecutive year in the 17
Annual Webby Awards. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring the very best in the Internet, from Websites to Interactive Advertising and Media and more.
"I started I Had Cancer because I saw a lack of resources for people who needed peer-to-peer support when dealing with cancer," says founder, Mailet Lopez. "I wanted to build a community that allowed people to connect and share similar experiences. It has been humbling to watch the community grow and to witness the daily connections of support—we're honored to share this nomination with each and every one of our members."
I Had Cancer aims to help anyone affected by cancer connect with someone who understands, whether they have been diagnosed themselves or are supporting a loved one. "What's great about I Had Cancer is that it gives people an opportunity to immediately connect with the kind of people who can not only give them guidance but some sort of hope," says
, a Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor and author of Now It's Funny. "It lets them know they're not alone and they can overcome what they have to because someone else did it."
"Our team is incredibly proud to have designed and developed an innovative resource that is helping so many people," says
Anthony Del Monte
, President of Squeaky Wheel Media. "As an independent shop, we've always challenged ourselves to produce top-quality work, and to be recognized for a second year in a row alongside companies like Tumblr, SoundCloud, Behance and GOOD is an outstanding achievement for us." Squeaky took home the Webby last year in the Community category for I Had Cancer.
As a nominee, I Had Cancer is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted for online by the public. From now until April 25
, you can cast your votes for
Best Community Website
Winners will be announced on
April 30, 2013
and honored at a ceremony on
May 21, 2013
at Cipriani on Wall Street in
New York City
, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches.
About Squeaky Wheel Media
Squeaky Wheel Media is a digital interactive agency specializing in web-based ideas, design, and development. Located in New York City, Squeaky is an independent minority-owned company committed to assisting clients with their business and communication objectives by creating award-winning designs and developing interactive user experiences.
About I Had Cancer
I Had Cancer is a cancer support community that empowers people to take control of life before, during and after cancer. Cancer can be isolating and scary, and I Had Cancer allows cancer fighters, survivors and their supporters to find real support and real answers from those who have been in their shoes. Members can search the community by diagnosis, age, gender, location, year of diagnosis, and type of user. With 1.5 million people diagnosed each year, there is no reason for anyone to have to feel alone.
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