Jonathan Edelstein (Co-Founder): Jonathan is currently 20 years old, a junior at NYU Stern School of Business, and is an Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) survivor. He has participated in events such as Light the Night, Cycle for Survival, and the Leukemia Cup Regatta. At NYU Stern, Jonathan is a manager for the NYU men’s ice hockey team and, next semester, will be President of BAC. In his free time, he enjoys playing roller hockey, reading about the latest tech trends, and watching Marvel movies. You can reach him via email at jne264@stern.nyu.edu.

William Scherr (Co-Founder): William is currently 21 years old, a junior at Cornell University, and is an Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Survivor. He is a passionate fundraiser and lobbyist for pediatric cancer. At Cornell, William is a member of the Relay for Life club. You can reach him via email at william@cancercircle.org


Cancer Circle is a web-based platform that enables patients and survivors to connect in a secure, relatable, fun, and supportive way. We’re your friend during tough times.

Founded by two pediatric cancer survivors, Jonathan Edelstein and William Scherr, Cancer Circle aims to provide patients with the same friendly, contextually-aware support that William provided for Jonathan when he was first diagnosed. We bridge the gap between the sensitivity of patients’ situation and their desire to interact with others their age in a friendly way.

Currently in testing, we encourage prospective users to reach, so they can help in the process and gain access after launch.

Our top priority, we accomplish frictionless security through a simple code and parental consent. This enables Cancer Circle to verify your treatment status and gain parental approval quickly before allowing you to start connecting with others.




Jonathan Edelstein


William Scherr

Jennifer Ratner

Gary Edelstein

Susan Scherr

Stephen Scherr

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