Imerman Angels was created on the belief that no one should have to face cancer alone and without the necessary support. It all began when Jonny was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 26. Throughout his experience, he was lucky enough to have a loving support system of family and friends, but had never met anyone his age who was a cancer survivor. He wanted to talk to someone just like him, someone who truly understood, and was intimately familiar with his experience and what he was going through. In short, he was looking for someone who had already faced the same type of cancer. This was the beginning of Jonny’s vision and in 2003, it became a reality when he founded Imerman Angels.
*editor’s note: Jonny is an absolute joy. He’s someone who reinstills your faith in humanity when you think things have gotten too dark. I met Jonny when I interned at Imerman Angels in 2007, and I have been so excited to have him as the Kind Badass of the Week. I’ve been saving him!
His answers are all so great, genuine and enthusiastic, I’m going to keep them word-for-word, caps and all 🙂
What is your passion?
How are you putting your passion to a purpose?
How did you get started?
Why do you do it?
Favorite thing about what you do?
How can others help?
Who are your heroes?
If you were a superhero, what would be your superpower?
What is your favorite non-profit organization or cause?
IMERMAN ANGELS, 1:1 peer cancer support, but I love SO MANY good causes out there, so many friends and colleagues in the space I LOVE them and their important work!!!