Cancer is not funny — it’s stupid. This is something Kaylin, one of the stars of “World of Jenks,” knows all too well. If you’ve followed her journey this season, you know Kaylin is a talented fashion designer and writer who also happens to be a cancer survivor.
We’ve watched as Kaylin struggled to move across the country to find work in fashion, adjust to life without health insurance and come to terms with the fact that her cancer could come back. Then Kaylin’s cancer did come back. And that really makes us want to give cancer the finger. Thanks to a new campaign from MTV, we’ll all now be able to do just that.
Starting today, MTV is launching an Instagram campaign to show Kaylin how much we support her and that we’re all on her side as she kicks cancer’s ass for the third time. All you need to do to participate is paint your middle fingernail a different color than the others — or decorate it with a cool design if you’re talented like that — and post the picture to Instagram. Use the hashtag #FCancer so we can track the pictures. Our favorite fan submissions will be featured in a photo gallery on WorldOfJenks.MTV.com!
Andrew Jenks has long been drawn to Kaylin’s story. This past weekend, he was honored with the 2013 Stupid Cancer Social Impact Award, at the 6th Annual OMG! Cancer Summit, the largest young-adult cancer event of its kind in the world. Congratulations, Jenks! With a simple Instagram photo, you can let Kaylin, Jenks and everyone else fighting this horrible disease know that you’re with them.
Spread the word and share your images on Facebook and Twitter, too, so other cancer survivors know that they’re not alone on their journeys. To learn more about Kaylin’s story, visit KaylinsWorld.com and her blog Cancer Is Not Funny — and get involved with F-Cancer and Stupid Cancer by taking action below.
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