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Peru Odyssey Volunteer Program

Stacy Stec

THE STORY:

Two years ago, I finished with chemo and surgeries, but my cancer journey was far from over.  Anxiety, fear, bitterness, sadness, anger – these are my daily battles now.  I look in the mirror and see a different person, both physically and mentally.  I healed my body, but now I need to heal my heart and soul. 

I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in August 2013 at the age of 34, when my two children were 3 and 5 years old – three months after finding out I was BRCA1 positive.  My mother also had breast cancer in her 30's, and her mother died of ovarian cancer in her early 40's, and now I had inherited the genetic mutation for breast and ovarian cancer as well.  I underwent chemotherapy and a total of four surgeries during my treatment. 

Now, I have the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Peru and volunteer with other cancer survivors with A Fresh Chapter.  I want to move on to a new chapter in my life - move away from the "cancer chapter" and the post-cancer fear, anxiety, and sadness that still bogs me down.  By helping others and creating cross-cultural bonds through our shared experiences of facing hardship, volunteering with A Fresh Chapter will give me the tools to help me move on from my illness in a meaningful way.  I will also get the opportunity to fulfill my ultimate travel dream – visiting the ancient wonder of Machu Picchu.

Whether spending time to support families impacted by cancer at a home like Ronald McDonald House, volunteering with mentally or physically challenged people at Mother Teresa’s Home For the Dying & The Destitute, or providing an extra set of hands to serve meals at daycares, retirement facilities and special needs schools, I will not only act as a volunteer, but also as a Cancer Ambassador in communities where cancer is often veiled in shame, secrecy, and stigma.  We will also be working with a local cancer support organization called Amate to create a dialogue about cancer beyond borders.

I am raising money to cover my Program Fee, which covers the costs associated with the two-week volunteer trip to Peru as well as a 20-week program designed to help me heal the emotional scars of cancer and give me the tools to step into a meaningful fresh chapter.  All additional funds raised will help subsidize the program costs for someone financially devastated by cancer to participate in A Fresh Chapter program.

A Fresh Chapter (Alliance Foundation) is a Project in affiliation with Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) a non profit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations will be used to cover program related costs and all US Donations of $100+ are eligible for a tax receipt. Thank you for your support!

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$4,989

MONEY RAISED
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  • Phoebe & Hanh

    $200

  • Suzanne

    $500

  • Laura Barrett

     

  • Holly Walnock

    $25

  • Salsa Sweets, LLC

    $100

  • Sarah Goldring

    $25

  • J.R., Lesley, Jacquelyn & Ben

    $50

  • Hylton Family

    $25

  • Lee Darter

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Straessle Family

    $50

  • Tara Ryba

    $25

  • Sarah Harley

     

  • Spring Family

     

  • Shannon Crocker

     

  • Sarah Pavlick

    $100

  • Steve and Vicki

    $250

  • Kate Mahoney

    $50

  • The Williams Family

    $50

  • The Jones Family

    $100

  • The Moran family

     

  • Marty & Karen Baker

    $50

  • Leila Brian Moran

    $50

  • ASHE P.C.

    $150

  • Fontana Family

    $100

  • Booster t-shirt funds

    $232.76

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Raffle and Cupcake Proceeds

    $1,098

  • More cupcake funds

    $46

  • Anonymous

    $653.24

  • Cupcake Lover!

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Philadelphia Tavern - Amy & Phil Dorn

    $304

  • The Brown Family

    $100

  • Kathy and Denny Fries

    $50

  • Barry & Karen

    $100

  • Stacy Stec

    $25

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100% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Team: $37,496 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kahron Palet

Amount Raised

$7,000

 

108% Raised of$6,500 Goal

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Corinne Bohjanen

Amount Raised

$6,340

 

91% Raised of$7,000 Goal

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Wanda Lucas

Amount Raised

$5,014

 

84% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stacy Stec

Amount Raised

$4,989

 

100% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Bethany McKie

Amount Raised

$4,964

 

248% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Stefani Reed

Amount Raised

$4,964

 

100% Raised of$4,964 Goal

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Tanessa Noll

Amount Raised

$3,225

 

129% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Gabriela Perez-Espinosa

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

67% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Stacy Stec

Stacy Stec

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Barry & Karen

Barry & Karen

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kathy and Denny Fries

Kathy and Denny Fries

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Brown Family

The Brown Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Philadelphia Tavern - Amy & Phil Dorn

The Philadelphia Tavern - Amy & Phil Dorn

DONATION: $304

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Cupcake Lover!

Cupcake Lover!

DONATION: $25

You are awesome 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $653.24

2 years ago

More cupcake funds

More cupcake funds

DONATION: $46

3 years ago

Raffle and Cupcake Proceeds

Raffle and Cupcake Proceeds

DONATION: $1,098

3 years ago