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Erica and Jason Mlot's Fundraiser:

OMG2013 Cancer Summit for Young Adults

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BENEFITING: STUPID CANCER

ORGANIZER: STUPID CANCER

EVENT DATE: Apr 25, 2013

Erica and Jason Mlot

THE STORY:

From Jason -

As many of you know, 2013 marks 10 years since I finished treatment for undifferentiated soft tissue pelvic sarcoma.  (March 10th, to be exact)  The journey  had just started there.  You might know the story: the surgery, the physical therapy, the return to school...and I am still here.  It's been a long time coming, but here I am.

Since my diagnosis, I have done my best to get busy living.  I've been to hundreds of cities, 19 states, 6 different mountain ranges, race tracks, and stadiums.  I've flown airplanes, worked with tanks and driven crazy mountain roads.  I graduated college, started grad school and got married.  I've spoken to hundreds of medical students and hit the road to spread the news about Stupid Cancer, the organization that allowed me to take my survivorship to the next level.

To commemorate this momentous milestone, I will be celebrating in a few ways.  One way you can join me in celebrating is by supporting my fundraising for the OMG Cancer Summit for Young Adults and StupidCancer.org.

I'm asking everyone for a donation in honor of 10 awesome years of remission.

 

From Erica:

As most of my family and friends know I have been living as a cancer survivor most of my life now.  ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) decided to swope in early into my life and try to kill the beginning of my young adulthood and everything else for me.  Most people know that I was diagnosed when I was 10 years old (diagnosed July 31st, 1995), but what most of you don't know is that I didn't go into remission until February 23rd, 1998. That's right 2 years and 7 months of cancer treatment hell.  Not a lot of people knew that, not even most of my family.

However, even during treatment I refused to let it stop me. I decided to stay in school (even when I was first diagnosed), join clubs, hang out with friends, school dances (with short hair before it was cool) and hey join the basketball team for my 7th and 8th grade year. I did miss out on a lot of stuff because my body would decide that it was not going to have a good day or because I was simply not allowed near large crowds (the fair, mall, or even lunch in the cafeteria!). Not gonna lie, it made for some awkward times in middle school and high school, but I made it! 

Now, I'm all over the US for all sorts of reasons.  My favorite reason? Spreading the word about Stupid Cancer. Despite having my family there, I always felt alone in my cancer experience.  Stupid Cancer fixed that.  I want people to know that they are not alone. Not ever.  Life gets better, mine did! I'm traveling, meeting amazing people (and some pretty famous ones!), made some awesome friends, and eventually found the love of my life, despite what late term affects keep popping up (to this day!).

I have never written something so openly about my cancer, but as I have crossed the 15 year mark of my remssion date.  I felt it was neccessary. So, to commemorate this momentous milestone, I will be celebrating in a few ways.  One way you can join me in celebrating is by supporting my fundraising for the OMG Cancer Summit for Young Adults and StupidCancer.org.

I'm asking everyone for a donation in honor of 15 awesome years of remission....heck any amount is helpful! :)

Sometimes life sucks, but you don't have to let it.  Hopefully, you can take this story with you and let it inspire you to do great things. Get out there, and Get Busy Living.

 

Here's some more about StupidCancer.org and the OMG Summit:

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 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 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.

 

$355

MONEY RAISED
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  • Patrick

    $20

  • Maria Escalante

    $20

  • Ernestina Escalante

    $20

  • Tracey Finck

    $100

  • Cathi & Bob Mlot

    $50

  • R. Weiner

    $50

  • Caren & Stu Mlot

    $25

  • Lisa and Marz

    $20

  • Jerry

    $25

  • Soner and Steff

    $25

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71% Raised of $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

Soner and Steff

Soner and Steff

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Jerry

Jerry

DONATION: $25

Jason and Erica are awesome people 6 years ago

Lisa and Marz

Lisa and Marz

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Caren & Stu Mlot

Caren & Stu Mlot

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

R. Weiner

R. Weiner

DONATION: $50

Jason and Erica 6 years ago

Cathi & Bob Mlot

Cathi & Bob Mlot

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Tracey Finck

Tracey Finck

DONATION: $100

In honor of Jason, Erica, my SC Florida friends. Survivors rule! Thanks for helping the rest of us to do that. <3 6 years ago

Ernestina Escalante

Ernestina Escalante

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Maria Escalante

Maria Escalante

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Patrick

Patrick

DONATION: $20

6 years ago