Anne Gallagher via Crowdrise
March 19, 2012
As all of you know, for the last nine years I have been struggling with a rare type of cancer. I have been thinking about doing something with other young adults for a long time and this year I am finally doing it! I am starting a young adult cancer support group locally with the aid of this great foundation. I plan on attending this cancer summit in the spring and am raising money to help other young adults attend. I would very much appreciate any donation. I would like to raise $2000. The money not only helps others attend with travel scholarships, but part of the money will come back to the local chapter. Won't you please help me? Even $10 helps. Please forward this to as many friends/family as you wish.
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.”