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STUPID CANCER
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5 days left for fundraising.…
5 days left for fundraising. Just enough time for that last push to meet your goals. 15 days to Vegas!!
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Mollie
Mollie SAYS:
Thanks guys, It really means…
Thanks guys, It really means alot!!!
Hope you are doing well and 2012 is being good to you! Mollie
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Barb
Barb SAYS:
I read your current note abo…
I read your current note above & hopefully you will be able to attend the conf. 3/30. I live in the So. Hills & the article in the Almanac gave me an idea to raise funds for this event or any others for you. Please send me an email @ bkapin@.comcast.net when it is convenient for you or John & give me your # or email to hear my thoughts. The article cut off the last part of your email. Take Care & God Bless.
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Judy
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hi Christina...I'm so glad w…
hi Christina...I'm so glad we met on facebook...I love your fighting spirit & admire your courage. You are in my heart as we support each other on our cancer survival & recovery paths.
Continue the good fight, love Judy
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Linda
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Hi...A January Vote for you.…
Hi...A January Vote for you...May this new year bring you all the blessings your heart can hold...Also, wishing you a great fundraising year for all your Projects!....( My Project...CURE EPILEPSY...January Goal = Raise $43 for Jason's 43rd Birthday on January 31st)..
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Carol
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Here’s a December vote…
Here’s a December vote for you.

December 28th is my 26th birthday, and I would like to raise as much as I can for my project for Random Acts. If you get a chance, please check it out and consider making a donation or joining my team. Either way, you would be making my birthday wish come true!

Also, you can now follow my fundraising team on twitter: @ISFundraisers for more information! Good luck with everything, and I hope you have a fantastic holiday season.
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Linda
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A December Vote sent your wa…
A December Vote sent your way... Also, Wishing you a Holiday filled with the warmth of caring, the joy of giving , and the love of friends and family... ( My Project...CURE EPILEPSY)
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Chris
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Here is a November vote for …
Here is a November vote for you! :)
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Linda
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Hi...Sending a November Vote…
Hi...Sending a November Vote your way, along with Best Wishes for a successful fundraising Project. November is also Epilepsy Awareness Month. Please think Purple for those who live with Epilepsy, including my son Jason.
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Carol
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Yes, I already did. The oran…
Yes, I already did. The orange + is also called a vote. It gives you 100 points each time. You can vote for each person once a month. Don't forget to vote for yourself too. Crowdrise runs contests all the time where they give prizes to the people who get the most points in a month's time. Don't be intimidated by people who have a ton like me. They usually start the count over for each contest. Also, the more you vote for people, the more people will come to your page to vote for you and check out your projects. It's a good way to raise awareness and hopefully get some donations.
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christina radzilowicz
pittsburgh, PA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Sep 28, 2011
Stuff About Me:

 

70,000 Americans between 15-39 are diagnosed with cancer each year. That's one every eight minutes. This is not OK! 

 

 I am a 3 year survivor of late stage Ovarian Cancer. I am currently on weekly chemo and daily experimental drug study,   with the intention to kick this cancer to the curb once and for all. ****UPDATE:  1/25/12 The cancer is no longer responsive to the study and is growing once again. I am currently unsure of what the next treatment will be. This is not unusual for someone like me. Cancer patients are always in the situation of things changing very quickly. This uncertainty is part of our lives and I will stay positive and keep everyone updated when we settle on the next course of action******

During the year prior to diagnosis  I was  persistently sick.   If I had Googled all my symptoms, no doubt  Ovarian Cancer would have come up. 

That year I went to the doctor 4 times. My symptoms never got better. The doctor threw around diagnoses like: stress, peri-menopausal, stress, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, stress, allergies, stress. I asked for a colonoscopy and she said I should wait until 40. Again, my  youth and seemingly good health kept my doctor from taking my symptoms seriously.  My story is NOT unique and neither is the absolute isolation I felt when I got the news. I believe that this isolation is the reason that among women and girls diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer the highest suicide rates are associated with the youngest patients within the first year of diagnosis. THIS is NOT OK. 

When I was not going through my first 2 sets of chemo and multiple surgeries I wanted to meet other people like me. I went from an active lifestyle to mostly bedridden.  I[2]Y allowed me to get connected and feel like I was not the only one facing cancer at a young age. These connections were among the first experiences after diagnosis  that gave me HOPE. I wasn't well enough to go the Cancer Summit but I listened to the web broadcasts, joined the message boards and eventually talked to other survivors who were facing the challenges I was facing. 

The OMG! Cancer Summit is the premiere oncology conference and social networking event for the young adult cancer movement.  A program of the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, the OMG! Cancer Summit, now in it's 5th year, has become a pivotal healthcare event that inspires thousands of survivors, cargivers and providers—along with scores of academic, advocacy, research and support organizations—to get organized, build community and unite as one to drive change.

Join our team and support efforts to ensure that young adult survivors get the chance to attend this event and participate in a life-affirming weekend of support, education, community and hope.

Stupid cancer. Survivors rule.

“The OMG! Summit taught me to keep fighting, be my own advocate and never give up, no matter what the doctor says.”

"I loved meeting new people as well as seeing old friends in person who I’d only known through Facebook.”

“The OMG! Summit and the sheer enormity of our community has left me more inspired than ever."

“I made so many new connections. I can't wait to spread more awareness about young adult cancer.”

“What an amazing, life-changing and inspiring weekend.”

christina
radzilowicz

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OMG2012 Cancer Summit For Young Adults

OMG2012 Cancer Summit For Yo…

Amount Raised:

$6,625

 

110% Raised of $6,000 Goal