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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

Shanna Valverde-Marquez

THE STORY:

It's NOT ok!

 

It's not ok that every 8 minutes, a young adult is diagnosed with cancer and every hour a young adult loses their battle to cancer.  Cancer is now the #1 disease killer in young adults today.

 

While planning a class reunion, I was feeling more fatigued and stressed out than I normally do.  I am a mother of 2 rambunctious children, so I thought it was "growing pains" for all of us.  I started having some very strange symptoms. Pain in my pelvic area, and abnormal bleeding.  I went to the doctor, suspecting it had something to do with my IUD, but was told I had a polyp. Cut to a month later, and I was diagnosed with Small Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Cervix, a very rare, aggressive type of cancer.  Approximately 1% of all cervical cancers diagnosed are this type. I felt so alone, and helpless. While googling my cancer, I came across a beautiful, inspiring woman by the name of Colleen Marlett. Her article led me to a facebook page with 100+ women with the same thing I had! Through a hysterectomy, chemotherapy, and numerous losses, we have been there for each other.  Through them, I found out about THIS group!  

 

The I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation is the largest support community of young survivors and caregivers in the US.  Online at https://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.

 

Their annual conferencem The OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults is a pivotal event that brings together hundreds of young adult survivors and caregivers for a one-of-a-kind experience of healing, education, and community.  No one should go through cancer alone. The OMG! Cancer Summit makes this possible.

 

Please support my efforts to ensure that I, and hundreds of other survivors like me, get the chance to attend this event, experience the support and community I need, and make a difference for thousands of young adults affected by cancer.

 

 

$515

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shanna Valverde-Marquez

    $20

  • Patricia G

    $45

  • Laura Lynn Martinez

    $20

  • kristi decarlo

    $10

  • Caleb C

    $100

  • Edward T Longschlong

    $20

  • Mike De Leon Llamas

    $10

  • Joey and Amy

    $100

  • Warren and Tiffany

    $30

  • Mitch

    $20

  • Kate-Madonna

     

  • Bobbye

    $20

  • Joel & Sandra

    $15

  • Katrina M.

    $15

  • Jerry Flores

    $20

  • Susan Wolfer-Lennex

    $40

  • Elizabeth Roodriguez

    $20

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26% 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

Elizabeth Roodriguez

Elizabeth Roodriguez

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Susan Wolfer-Lennex

Susan Wolfer-Lennex

DONATION: $40

In honor of your strength and determination! ;) 6 years ago

Jerry Flores

Jerry Flores

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Katrina M.

Katrina M.

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

Joel & Sandra

Joel & Sandra

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

Bobbye

Bobbye

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Kate-Madonna

Kate-Madonna

This is for YOU- for all that you ARE. For all you DO. Because you are an inspiration. So proud of you. 6 years ago

Mitch

Mitch

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Warren and Tiffany

Warren and Tiffany

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Joey and Amy

Joey and Amy

DONATION: $100

I hope you reach your goal and remember "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky 6 years ago