Welcome to the GEMS World Academy Speaker Series. In this continuing program of talks, Chicago-based innovators will explore a variety of issues affecting our global community. These events begin at 6:30 p.m. at GEMS, and they are free and open to the public.
Space is limited; reserve your spot at https://www.gemsworldacademy-chicago.com/page/speaker-series-event.
This month, Jonny Imerman will be discussing entrepreneurship for social good Nonprofits and social causes struggle to raise awareness, and too few people wear clothes that promote positive social messages.
Jonny Imerman is a cancer survivor who strives to make sure no one fights cancer without the support of someone who has already triumphed over the disease. After being diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 26, Jonny and a small group founded Imerman Angels, a nonprofit organization that matches a person touched by cancer (a cancer fighter or survivor) with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel). Imerman Angels now has more than 9,000 volunteer cancer survivors and caregivers in its network, and it has been featured by dozens of news organizations including The Wall Street Journal, Harpo Radio’s “Oprah and Friends” with Dr. Oz, CNN, CBS2 Chicago, ESPN Radio Chicago, Chicago Tribune and more. Jonny grew up in Bloomfield Hills, MI and lives in Chicago.