GRYT Health's Stupid Cancer App Named as Finalist in 2018 APPY Awards
Published: May 14, 2018
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GRYT Health, a digital health start-up with a social purpose today announced that its mobile platform, the Stupid Cancer App, has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 APPY Awards in the Charity/Non-Profit category. The APPY Awards, an annual program developed by Mediapost to honor creativity and excellence in app design, will announce its 2018 winners tomorrow, May 15th.
"As the oncology landscape evolves at an unprecedented rate with the acceleration of medicine and technology, it is becoming more difficult for patients and healthcare providers to keep up," said Dave Fuehrer, co-founder and CEO of GRYT Health. "Through the Stupid Cancer App, we are able to tailor information that helps users become more aware of options specific to their needs or diagnosis - empowering them to make choices that are right for them. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in transforming the way technology can be used to support the cancer community."
Developed by GRYT Health and Fuzz, the Stupid Cancer App was launched in October 2017 and has over 500,000 user interactions making it the most used peer network and resource platform in oncology. The free mobile app, provides instant, anonymous peer support and tailored information to anyone affected by cancer including patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, family, medical professionals, researchers and advocates. Users complete a short profile and are connected with others based on the similarity of their experience. They can also participate in moderated group chats and programs hosted by experts in their field.
Please visit www.grythealth.com for more information or download the app from the iTunes App Store and Google Play store.
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About GRYT Health
GRYT Health is a digital health start-up with a social purpose. Founded in 2016 by cancer survivors and caregivers, GRYT developed the Stupid Cancer App, a web-based mobile platform that is used in all 50 states and across 50 countries, to connect people with others just like them and with information to manage their health on their terms. GRYT works with organizations who specialize in oncology to ensure people have information and access to options, so they can choose what's right for them.
At the 2018 SXSW Interactive Festival, GRYT Health was awarded a design consultation by the Design Institute for Health, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Dell Medical School and the University of Texas at Austin. GRYT Health was also recognized as a runner-up in the SXSW HealthSpark Barracuda Bowl, a "shark tank" like pitch competition for innovative startups. In February 2018, GRYT Health was selected as runner-up for the Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)'s 2018 Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) award, recognizing innovation and change in how the industry communicates with participants in the fields of recruitment and retention in clinical trials.
Ten percent of GRYT's revenue is donated to Stupid Cancer, the leading advocacy organization supporting adolescents and young adults affected by cancer. GRYT is headquartered in Rochester, NY. For more information, visit www.grythealth.com.
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