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Megan Custer's Fundraiser:

OMG2013 Cancer Summit for Young Adults

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April 01, 2013

So grateful&thankful; to have reached my goal, and one million thank yous to everyone who donated and made this possible. You're incredible!  See more

BENEFITING: STUPID CANCER

ORGANIZER: STUPID CANCER

EVENT DATE: Apr 25, 2013

Megan Custer

THE STORY:

After 6 years of schooling I finally graduate with my undergrad in May of 2013, but will technically be done with all of my schooling by the end of April.  In the midst of that first year of college I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and was forced to disenroll in order to participate in some not-so-voluntary chemo and radiation therapy (that sounded depressing, it wasn't meant to be, it was meant to be a light hearted joke that I now see was just uncomfortable. Anyway. Moving on).  I've now been a survivor for the past 5 years, and am just now getting comfortable with it.  In the process of looking for ways to become even more comfortable I stumbled upon this year summit about 2 years ago, but just wasn't ready. So instead I promised myself 2 years ago that I would attend the OMG! Summit when I graduated.

This goal has helped keep me motivated through my senior year of boring lectures, sweaty presentations in front of my peers, and makes me get out of bed for the dreaded early morning.

My interaction with fellow cancer patients has been one that mostly involved those who are younger or much older than me, but I think it's finally time to jump into my age group. Graduate into my age group of cancer survivors, if you please... see what I did there?

It's pretty awesome that the summit is in Vegas this year, but those of you who know me are well aware that Vegas really has no allure in my mind.  I would have gone where ever the summit was placed. But let's be honest, the fact that it's in Vegas is pretty great. Especially when compared to April in Montana.

The funds raised are given to "Stupid Cancer" to help pay for the summit and also the other helpful tools that they provide for young adult cancer survivors.  The benefits and opportunities that the "I'm 2 Young For This" foundation gives to young adults are unparalleled. So I feel it is time to give back.

Another bonus of raising money for this is that if I reach certain goal amounts I could actually have the cost of attending the summit, offset, and reimbursed... as a broke college student this would be incredible.  However that's not why I'm raising the money, I'm doing this because it feels right, and I know I won't regret it.

Thank You in advance to those who donate, or simply to those who managed to read through my story without falling asleep. You're a champion who has a much longer attention span than myself :)

Cheers

- Megan

$2,610

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Auntie Nancy

    $50

  • Kim Spurzem

    $25

  • Greek Mama

    $50

  • Kami Oberaigner

    $100

  • Kris & Jessica Johnstone

    $25

  • Zac BSK 2012

    $10

  • The Parrish Family

    $50

  • Courtney Atkinson

    $40

  • Stanislav

    $10

  • The Knisley's

    $20

  • Kelli Oberaigner

    $100

  • ben

    $25

  • Sam and Ben Fay

    $100

  • Your biggest fan!!! (Katie)

    $20

  • Lizagna

    $25

  • Lisa Gunther

    $40

  • Amanda Rae

    $25

  • Steve Joanne atkinson

    $100

  • Erin Fuller

    $15

  • Grama@Grampa C.

    $200

  • Aaron McPeck

    $25

  • Shirley McDade

    $50

  • Gregorina

    $50

  • Mindy Bowman

    $50

  • Hansen and Lori Barrick

    $40

  • Your Bad Ass Co-workers

    $173

  • Luebke's

    $50

  • Heidi Who Thinksurawesome

    $27

  • The Dresselhaus'

    $100

  • Alexi and Beatrix

    $100

  • Kathy Dahlgren

    $25

  • Greek Mama (again)

    $50

  • Dave & Julie Forcier

    $30

  • Angel Jackson

    $100

  • Sethly

    $25

  • Melonious

    $20

  • Sharla Nies

    $25

  • Adrien Wingard

    $100

  • mapa

    $250

  • The Hall's, of thr Forest Lake Hall's

    $50

  • Lewis &Clark;

     

  • The St Paul Moinichens

    $60

  • Auntie Nancy Poo

    $50

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104% 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

Auntie Nancy Poo

Auntie Nancy Poo

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

The St Paul Moinichens

The St Paul Moinichens

DONATION: $60

We are honored to be your Aunt & Uncle ! Luv you.. 6 years ago

Lewis &Clark;

Lewis &Clark;

6 years ago

The Hall's, of thr Forest Lake Hall's

The Hall's, of thr Forest Lake Hall's

DONATION: $50

Luv, luv and more luv!!!! 6 years ago

mapa

mapa

DONATION: $250

Proud of you kiddo. Have a great well deserved time in Vegas.Come on 7! And then the "ma" says, "we love you to the moon and back and back and back". 6 years ago

Adrien Wingard

Adrien Wingard

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Sharla Nies

Sharla Nies

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Melonious

Melonious

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Sethly

Sethly

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Angel Jackson

Angel Jackson

DONATION: $100

6 years ago