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OMG2012 Cancer Summit For Young Adults

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BENEFITING: STUPID CANCER

ORGANIZER: STUPID CANCER

EVENT DATE: Mar 30, 2012

Ambreen Maan

THE STORY:

Hi, my name is Ambreen Maan and I just want to say it’s not okay! 

It's not okay that every 8 minutes, a young adult is diagnosed with cancer and every hour a young adult loses their battle to cancer.  Cancer is now the #1 disease killer in young adults. 

I had just turned 19 and was starting my second year of undergrad when it hit me like a freight train-- I got cancer.  After spending over a month in the hospital, getting numerous scans, blood transfusions, biopsies, and bronchoscopies, I weighed little over 80 pounds and was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I had to drop everything and focus on my health and treatment that, at times, seemed never ending. While my friends were busy living their lives, going to school and having fun, I was busy visiting doctors, getting infusions, and dreading those terrible bone marrow biopsies.

For the first time, I truly felt alone. Though my friends and family were supportive and there for me every step of the way, they could never really understand what I was going through. I needed to talk to someone who had been there, who knew what it was like and who would actually understand what I meant when I said I had "chemo brain".

That is when I heard of the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, the largest support community of young adult survivors and caregivers in the US. Online at http://StupidCancer.com, they give survivors like me a voice and raise awareness for the unique issues that I face as a young adult; issues like isolation, fertility, sexuality, dating, insurance, career building and more.

Their annual conference, the OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults, is a pivotal event that brings together hundreds of young adult survivors and caregivers for a one-of-a-kind experience of healing, education and community. No one should go through cancer alone. The OMG! Cancer Summit makes this possible.

Please support my efforts to ensure that I and other survivors like me get the chance to attend this event and make a difference for so many thousands of young adults in need. 

 

I 2 Y - I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation Inc wrote -

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

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.”

 

 

$1,592

MONEY RAISED
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  • Offline

    $301

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • IQ Business Solutions Inc.

    $300

  • Arissa Sohail

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Ali, Afshan and Yusra Hasan

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Nighat Yasmin

    $50

  • Nimrah Haque

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Jennie Little

    $50

  • Jane Winter

    $100

  • Joe and Liz Lev

    $30

  • Anna T. Segre

    $35

  • Contessa Semaan

    $15

  • Athina Bouroukas

    $15

  • Mariana Magala

    $25

  • Pamela Osenkowski

    $30

  • Howard Cohen

    $25

  • Ambreen Maan

    $271

  • Alyssa Gries

    $30

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80% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $113,506 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Brian Anderson

Amount Raised

$8,830

 

442% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Amount Raised

$8,485

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Gary Vadhse

Amount Raised

$7,550

 

378% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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christina radzilowicz

Amount Raised

$6,625

 

110% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Sarah Gammons

Amount Raised

$5,010

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Alexandra Longo

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

50% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Jennifer Derilo

Amount Raised

$3,066

 

102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Sarah Burkybile

Amount Raised

$2,976

 

93% Raised of $3,200 Goal

Donor Comments

Pamela Osenkowski

Pamela Osenkowski

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Howard Cohen

Howard Cohen

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Ambreen Maan

Ambreen Maan

DONATION: $271

5 years ago

Alyssa Gries

Alyssa Gries

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Mariana Magala

Mariana Magala

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Athina Bouroukas

Athina Bouroukas

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

Contessa Semaan

Contessa Semaan

DONATION: $15

I hope you'll reach your goal! xoxo 6 years ago

Anna T. Segre

Anna T. Segre

DONATION: $35

6 years ago

Joe and Liz Lev

Joe and Liz Lev

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Jane Winter

Jane Winter

DONATION: $100

In honor of Ambreen 6 years ago