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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

Hannah Ferguson

THE STORY:

This is my story...


I knew I always wanted to have a family of my own. It was the ONE thing I ALWAYS knew I wanted. Steve and I waited 5 years after we got married to start trying to have a baby. After 18 months, nothing. My doctor sent me to a fertility clinic where we started the process of having a baby with medical help. On February 7, 2011 I had a "procedure" to fix what was wrong. I was excited that our long journey to parenthood was within reach. I could see it, feel it... and then with one word it was ALL GONE... Cancer!

On February 9th, 2011... just 2 days after my procedure my pathology report came back with unexpected results... Grade 2/3 Uterine Cancer. They didn't know what stage, but they knew that is was aggressive... They told me that "Yes, you can get pregnant and have a baby, but you probably won't live to see that baby go to kindergarten." So, I had no choice but to sign on the dotted line and purposefully give my biological right, as a woman, to have babies away... for Cancer.

People keep telling me "You'll be fine." "It'll be alright."... But, this will NEVER BE ALRIGHT or FINE... Something HUGE was taken from me by a disease I wasn't even supposed to get at my age. They don't even screen for uterine cancer until you're 35 years old... that wasn't even for another 3 years. If we hadn't been trying to have a baby, I probably wouldn't have survived to be 40.... AND THAT IS DEFINITELY NOT ALRIGHT!

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.”

 

 

$456

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Dog Shack

    $45

  • The Dog Shack

    $15

  • Hannah Ferguson - Raffle Feb 18

    $100

  • The Dog Shack

    $20

  • Mission Brewery

    $276

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6% Raised of $7,500 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

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Gammons

Amount Raised

$5,010

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

Mission Brewery

Mission Brewery

DONATION: $276

5 years ago

The Dog Shack

The Dog Shack

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Hannah Ferguson - Raffle Feb 18

Hannah Ferguson - Raffle Feb 18

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

The Dog Shack

The Dog Shack

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

The Dog Shack

The Dog Shack

DONATION: $45

6 years ago