July 14, 2016
My cancer experience began back in August of 2007 when I was diagnosed with Stage IIIb metastatic Melanoma. I was only 26 at the time and although I had the support of family and friends I felt that there was a lack of age appropriate resources and community support. I am passionate about creating awareness for the young adult cancer movement and believe Stupid Cancer is the driving force behind creating such change.
Last year I was fortunate enough to be a part of an all cancer survivor competitive sailing team. Resilience Racing gave me the opportunity to connect with others with similar experiences. It also was a way to overcome fear and anxiety by embracing a “Flow State”.
Now this year because of Stupid Cancer I have been provided yet another amazing opportunity to participate in an amazing race and continue to get busy living!
STUPID CANCER wrote -
This November 4-5th, a group of awesome folks will be running the Ragnar Relay in Napa Valley to support the young adult cancer community to Get Busy Living in the face of cancer. With the fragrance of wine country in the air, the sun on their shoulders, and friends at their side, they will run the 200-mile-ish course from San Francisco to Napa. Not only will they raise awareness for young adult cancer through their efforts, they will raise transformative funds for Stupid Cancer, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that comprehensively addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health and social media. Stupid Cancer's innovative, award-winning and evidence-based programs and services serve as a global bullhorn to propel the young adult cancer movement forward.