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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

Jennifer Stewart

THE STORY:

It's not ok that every  minutes a young adult is diagnosed with cancer.

It's not ok that one young adult an hour loses their battle with cancer.

It's definitely not ok that any of them face cancer alone.

My name is Jen Stewart and before Stupid Cancer I was a normal 20 year old college Junior. That is until a random Friday in May I was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.

Instead of moving into my first college apartment I moved into the hospital to immediately start chemo. I was bald, terrified and had a central line before I could even wrap my mind around what was happening. I spent the next 9 months in and out of chemo and ultimately having bone marrow transplant. Post transplant, I pushed myself to get back to my  "normal" life and tried to figure out how to make it all work.

14 years later, I'm still trying to  figure it out. I have been in search of people my own age who "got" it. People who I could talk to where it wasn't awkward to bring up the issues that had come up since transplant.

That is, until about 6 months ago when I discovered I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation, the largest support community of young adult survivors and caregivers in the US. Online at http://www.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.

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 help me ensure no young adult feels the way that I did, they DON'T have to face cancer alone. Young adult survivors NEED the chance to attend this event and to participate in a life-affirming weekend of support, education, community and hope.

Stupid cancer. Survivors rule.

Here's what previous attendees have to say:

“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.”

 

 

$2,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sangeeta and Jeff Landau

    $46

  • The Vedder Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sproge Family

    $25

  • Aunt Lynne

    $100

  • Gwen Dobson

    $25

  • VINCENT AND LIZ CASEY

    $25

  • Bob and Janet Moffitt

    $25

  • Jim And Anne Stewart

    $100

  • The Jones-Williams Family

    $50

  • Al & Betty Avedisian

    $25

  • Danielle & Michael Egan

    $50

  • Emily Sciascia

    $50

  • vin pannozzo

    $25

  • Sandra Greenstein

    $25

  • Colleen Hanophy

    $20

  • Patty and John Goonan

    $50

  • Greg & Tom

    $100

  • Cute Pic J . Stew!

    $30

  • Aunt Pat & Uncle Joe

    $30

  • Bob & Janet Moffit

    $100

  • Chuck, Alissa & Sarah Blackmore

    $50

  • Leah Neumann

    $25

  • Your Godson - Robert

    $100

  • Dan, Melissa, Wes, & baby's A & B

    $100

  • Lorien

    $10

  • Stella & William

    $50

  • The Pereira Family

    $50

  • Tracey, Nate & Momma O

    $100

  • Mike "Porno" Monaco

    $25

  • Jarret and Joe

     

  • Chris and Dawn Watson

    $100

  • The Anastasio Family

    $100

  • Kate and Quinn

    $50

  • Lori LoTurco

    $40

  • Pfamme' and Pfammily

    $50

  • Jack & Carol Massaro

    $25

  • Shine Girls

    $43

  • Gwen

    $61

  • Alicia Pontes

    $25

  • Barbara & Paul Pember

    $75

  • Aunt Joice

    $100

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110% 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

Aunt Joice

Aunt Joice

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Barbara & Paul Pember

Barbara & Paul Pember

DONATION: $75

Go girl!!!! 6 years ago

Alicia Pontes

Alicia Pontes

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Gwen

Gwen

DONATION: $61

6 years ago

Shine Girls

Shine Girls

DONATION: $43

6 years ago

Jack & Carol Massaro

Jack & Carol Massaro

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Pfamme' and Pfammily

Pfamme' and Pfammily

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Lori LoTurco

Lori LoTurco

DONATION: $40

6 years ago

Kate and Quinn

Kate and Quinn

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

The Anastasio Family

The Anastasio Family

DONATION: $100

Jen Stewart 6 years ago