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OMG2012 Cancer Summit For Young Adults

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October 30, 2011

I am so thankful for everyone who has supported me in this fundraising effort! I'm nearly halfway to my goal.  See more

BENEFITING: STUPID CANCER

ORGANIZER: STUPID CANCER

EVENT DATE: Mar 30, 2012

Nicole Besancon

THE STORY:

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

At 33 years old, I thought I was in a good place in my life.  I was recently married, a new homeowner and had just accepted a new position in my career.  I had my sights set on starting a family and building a nest egg for our future.  Unfortunately, life doesn't always turn out the way you'd hoped, no matter how much you plan.  I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and my life changed in an instant.  The surgeon insisted that a radical hysterectomy was my only option.  With my husband's support, I found the strength to research alternative options.  I decided on a radical trachelectomy, which allowed me a glimmer of hope to have children post-surgery.  Recovery from the surgery was nothing I ever could have imagined.  I needed help moving around the house, I couldn't cook, I couldn't clean, heck, I could barely keep my eyes open long enough to have a 5 minute conversation because of all the medication I needed.  I was so fortunate to have an outpouring of love & support from my family and friends, but no matter how hard they tried, I never felt so alone in my life.  About a year after my surgery, I was fortunate to find the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation where I was able to connect with other young adult survivors who had gone through similar experiences to me.  What a relief it was to talk to other people who understood exactly what I was going through.  i2y opened up so many other doors of opportunity for me, introducing me to other outlets to conect with survivors, and introducing me to other survivors in my own community.

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.”

 

 

$815

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carrie Cimato

    $50

  • Jen Williamson

    $20

  • Jeanna Szablicki

    $100

  • Nancy Boncore

    $100

  • Cathy Dempesy

    $30

  • Greg & Renee Scalzini

    $150

  • Maureen

    $100

  • Dan and Susan Yox

    $50

  • Jen and Brett Besancon

    $25

  • Rachelle and Wade Starnes

    $30

  • Erica Gustafson

    $30

  • Kelly M Ralabate

    $10

  • Sandy & Marty

    $50

  • Natalie Mosley

    $20

  • Brian & Angela Dossett

    $50

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41% 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

Brian & Angela Dossett

Brian & Angela Dossett

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Natalie Mosley

Natalie Mosley

DONATION: $20

wish i had more to give, good luck 6 years ago

Sandy & Marty

Sandy & Marty

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Kelly M Ralabate

Kelly M Ralabate

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Erica Gustafson

Erica Gustafson

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Rachelle and Wade Starnes

Rachelle and Wade Starnes

DONATION: $30

Sending hugs and blessing too... 6 years ago

Jen and Brett Besancon

Jen and Brett Besancon

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Dan and Susan Yox

Dan and Susan Yox

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Maureen

Maureen

DONATION: $100

Thank you God for for our lives. 6 years ago

Greg & Renee Scalzini

Greg & Renee Scalzini

DONATION: $150

For Nikki 6 years ago