About Elephants and Tea

Our Mission

Elephants and Tea is a media company with the mission to help adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients, survivors and caregivers experience relief through self-expression, inspiring others during their cancer journey and connecting people with supportive organizations across the nation. We have the only magazine written for and by AYA cancer patients, survivors and caregivers telling their story in their own words.

Cancer is the Elephant in the room. Tea is the relief conversation provides.

Be Heard. Join the Herd.

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 is a two-time cancer survivor of two different cancers at ages 15 (stage 4 osteosarcoma) and 18 (secondary AML).  He is the inspiration for launching Elephants and Tea.  Steven has been cancer free for 10 years now!

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.

Check out Angie’s introduction story here

Check out Nick’s introduction story here.

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Elephants and Tea® is a trademark of the Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit under federal tax guidelines. ©2020 Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund, all rights reserved.

Check out the Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund at http://fightconquercure.org/