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Dawn Scott's Fundraiser:

OMG2012 Cancer Summit For Young Adults

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November 15, 2011

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BENEFITING: STUPID CANCER

ORGANIZER: STUPID CANCER

EVENT DATE: Mar 30, 2012

HOURS PLEDGED: 15

Dawn Scott

THE STORY:

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

Hello, my name is Dawn Scott Bales and in February of 1998 my life changed forever.  "You have cancer"...amazing how three little words completely rocked my world.  I was 20 years old, finishing my junior year of college, and on top of the world...until the diagnosis.  And what a diagnosis it was:  Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, an extremely rare soft-tissue sarcoma, had slowly been growing in a major vein in my chest, ultimately blocking most of the blood flow to my right arm and causing mutliple blood clots.  The cancer had also spread to both of my lungs.  My life changed drastically from full-time student to full-time cancer patient.  I traded carrying my backpack for pushing an IV pole.  Surgeries and chemotherapy left me scarred and in pain, hairless and vomiting.  It wasn't a pretty sight.  But, thanks to my doctors, family, friends, loving community and an amazing support network of other young adults with cancer, I live to tell the story. 

The scars that once caused me such pain are now daily reminders of the battle I have survived and I wear them with pride.  I am not cancer-free, but I am alive and I am blessed.  I was able to finish my undergrad degree, graduating with honors.  After getting my degree, I went on to graduate law school and have been practicing law for the last six years.  I am extremely thankful for amazing resources like the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, which provides a community of support for young adult survivors and caregivers.  Each year, I 2 Y organizes the OMG! Cancer Summit which provides an outlet and a source of hope and community for cancer surviovrs, their caregivers, and the medical providers which work so hard to beat this stupid disease.  I have made it my goal to attend the OMG! Cancer Summit and I ask for your help in fundraising for the event's goals.  Let me tell you more:

 

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.

Please support my efforts to ensure that I, and hundreds of other young adult survivors like me, get the chance to attend this event and participate in a life-affirming weekend of support, education, community and hope.

Stupid cancer. Survivors rule.

Here are a just a few things attendees of the conference have shared:

“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.”

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you for your consideration of this amazing event.

Keep on keeping on...with a smile!

Dawn

 

$2,230

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dawn Bales

    $10

  • Brittaney Cree Bales

    $25

  • Chad & Jenny Craig

    $25

  • Jennifer and Adam Daurio

    $25

  • Brea Burgie Christopherson

    $25

  • Lois Scott

     

  • Lisa McGee

    $25

  • Malcolm & Nancy Collier

    $100

  • R Scott

    $25

  • S. Bales

    $50

  • Great clients of BCBales Photography!

    $130

  • Great clients of BCBales Photography!

    $150

  • Cody and Shauna Palmer

    $50

  • Michael Helzer

    $100

  • Lisa C. Smith

    $25

  • Kristi and Robert Grant

    $25

  • Kristin A. Cline

    $25

  • Mallori A. Roth

    $25

  • Steven and Alyssa Louria

    $50

  • Justin and Tiffany Theien

    $50

  • Robert and Michelle Perkins

    $50

  • Nick Beduhn and Abby Resch

    $20

  • Abe and Laura

     

  • Cori, Seth, Trey & Cassidy Steingraeber

    $75

  • Chad J. Kuntz

    $15

  • Linda Chastain

    $25

  • Mary Pat Barrows

    $25

  • Kellen Whitehead

    $200

  • Dona Playton

    $25

  • Carrie LaFollette

    $50

  • Kyle bales

    $40

  • Joe Findley

     

  • Kathryn Kisska-Schulze

    $50

  • Stefanie Deters

    $25

  • Chris Edwards

    $20

  • Kathie Cole

    $50

  • Deb & Family! :)

    $20

  • Amanda Roberts

    $100

  • Sara Mitchell and family

    $50

  • Velma Eccleston

    $50

  • Krystal Williams

    $20

  • Lori K. Ball

    $25

  • Krystal Williams

    $30

  • Rev Tom Thompson

    $25

  • Velma Gade

    $25

  • Leroy Bishop and Penny Vaughn

    $10

  • Verle & Buni Riemenschneider

    $10

  • Leroy Bishop and Penny Vaughn

    $10

  • Bruce and Joyce Leach

    $25

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112% 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

Bruce and Joyce Leach

Bruce and Joyce Leach

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Leroy Bishop and Penny Vaughn

Leroy Bishop and Penny Vaughn

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Verle & Buni Riemenschneider

Verle & Buni Riemenschneider

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Leroy Bishop and Penny Vaughn

Leroy Bishop and Penny Vaughn

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Velma Gade

Velma Gade

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Rev Tom Thompson

Rev Tom Thompson

DONATION: $25

In honor of Dawn Scott Bales and families 6 years ago

Krystal Williams

Krystal Williams

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Lori K. Ball

Lori K. Ball

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Krystal Williams

Krystal Williams

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Velma Eccleston

Velma Eccleston

DONATION: $50

I am so proud to be your aunt. I know you have reached your quota but still wanted to donate. 6 years ago