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.

Stupid Cancer Webinar: COVID-19 Concerns

by Nick Giallourakis March 19, 2020

There is widespread concern about COVID-19 and the particular risks for the AYA cancer community. Dr. Steven Pergam, Director of Infection Prevention at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, to answer questions and help spread good information.


The Time Bubble – March 2020 Issue

by Nick Giallourakis March 2, 2020

This issue covers a lot of mixed emotions and I’m sure you will find one that you will relate too. You will laugh and you will cry but like all things Elephants and Tea, we will do it together. I hope you enjoy our first magazine issue of 2020. 


The Faces of AYA Cancer

by Nick Giallourakis January 10, 2020

It is officially our one year anniversary!  Can you believe it? I want to personally thank everyone who has contributed, subscribed and supported us through this first year.  We would not have made it this far without all of you. As of January 1st, we are now giving the magazine away for free to over 1,000 […]


The December Issue – Dear Cancer

by Nick Giallourakis December 4, 2019

We asked our Herd to write letter to cancer and boy did it come with a mixed bag of emotions.  We have patients, survivors, mothers, grandfathers, brothers, sisters and friends all telling cancer how they feel. Check it out!


My Brother Changed My Life Forever

by Nick Giallourakis November 27, 2019

When we decided to launch this ‘Dear Cancer’ campaign I never thought it would turn out the way it did.  Frankly, I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect. What we found out is not one cancer diagnosis is the same as another.


Download: September 2019 Issue

by Nick Giallourakis September 18, 2019

Our third installment of Elephants and Tea the magazine is here! Fill out the information below to download!  We focus on the “A” in “AYA” (adolescents), several caregivers give their perspectives and we have a serious talk about using birth control after cancer.  Check it out! By filling out the information below, this also gives […]


The Cancer Transition from Age Group to Age Group

by Nick Giallourakis September 5, 2019

I want to make this crystal clear – we will NEVER turn away anyone based on your age.  Those that have the unfortunate luck to be dealing with cancer deserves all the help you want and need – trust me I know from experience.


When Life Throws You Cancer: The Patient is Still a Person

by Nick Giallourakis August 19, 2019

Three of our young adult cancer survivors discuss what kind of support they needed from family and friends after their cancer diagnosis and during treatment.


Eight Days Cancer – A New TV Show

by Nick Giallourakis August 9, 2019

I had the privilege of catching up with TV producer Charles Mattocks this past week and talk about his new show airing January 4th, 2020 on FYI Networks called Eight Days Cancer. Why should the Elephants and Tea audience care about this new TV show? Those that read Elephants and Tea know all about the […]


When Life Throws You Cancer: Ask Questions

by Nick Giallourakis July 30, 2019

Hear from three of our young adult cancer survivors about what questions you should consider asking if you’re a teen who has just been diagnosed with cancer.