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OMG2013 Cancer Summit for Young Adults

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October 21, 2012

Please make a donation to Stupid Cancer!! The money you donate will also help me in efforts to go to summit in Vegas!! Thank you!!  See more

BENEFITING: STUPID CANCER

ORGANIZER: STUPID CANCER

EVENT DATE: Apr 25, 2013

HOURS PLEDGED: 20

Ashley Skiba

THE STORY:

Hi my name is Ashley. My family was severely affected by brain tumors on January 1, 2011 when my older sister Alicia was diagnosed with an inoperable stage 4 brain tumor. She was only 24 years old when she was diagnosed. She put up a good fight doing radiation and chemo almost everyday. Alicia fought hard for 11 months but sadly passed away on Dec 7th 2011. I miss her more than anything in this world.

Well then the unthinkable happened. I was having very bad headaches and my docotr wanted me to get an MRI just to be safe. After a few tests we took my films to Dr. Gutin at Memorial Sloan and Kettering and he infact confirmed that I have a small brain tumor on the left side of my brain. An overwhelming amount of emotions rushed through me and I had no words. I just thought could this really be happening. Im scared but I know my sister is watching over me. I have an amazing Dr. and got a biopsy in march, and was diagnosed with an inoperable stage 2 Astrocytoma. I am fighting this brain tumor not only for me but also for my sister! I have an amazing support system! Thank you!

 

STUPID CANCER wrote -

Young adults, a largely unknown group in the war on cancer, account for 72,000 new diagnosis each year. That's one every eight minutes. It's also seven times more all than pediatric cancers. 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 Stupid Cancer, the OMG! Cancer Summit, now in it's 6th 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 our 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.”

$2,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amanda Yavorski

    $20

  • Phil McEniry

    $20

  • Peter Gosztola

    $20

  • Joanne Jenco Cass

    $100

  • Vellucci Family

    $50

  • Doris Zevallos

    $20

  • Aunt Jo and Uncle Danny

    $50

  • Samuel Mishaan

    $25

  • Cousins Susan & Kenny

    $50

  • Carly and Reese Wolf

    $25

  • Fischkelta Family

    $25

  • Gosztola Júlia

    $20

  • Andy Checo

    $50

  • Making Headway Foundation

     

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80% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $71,917 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Martin

Amount Raised

$10,450

Fundraiser Title

Kate Stopper

Amount Raised

$5,855

 

117% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Morrison

Amount Raised

$5,320

 

106% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Hersh

Amount Raised

$5,071

 

101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Weiner

Amount Raised

$4,568

 

76% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jess Mac

Amount Raised

$4,250

 

106% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Custer

Amount Raised

$2,610

 

104% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelsey White

Amount Raised

$2,230

 

89% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Making Headway Foundation

Making Headway Foundation

6 years ago

Andy Checo

Andy Checo

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Gosztola Júlia

Gosztola Júlia

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Fischkelta Family

Fischkelta Family

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Carly and Reese Wolf

Carly and Reese Wolf

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Cousins Susan & Kenny

Cousins Susan & Kenny

DONATION: $50

Keep up the fight! 6 years ago

Samuel Mishaan

Samuel Mishaan

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Aunt Jo and Uncle Danny

Aunt Jo and Uncle Danny

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Doris Zevallos

Doris Zevallos

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Vellucci Family

Vellucci Family

DONATION: $50

6 years ago