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BELATED THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS – 10 YEARS OF GRATITUDE

TAKE A BITE OUT OF CANCER

10 YEARS OF GRATITUDE

A HUGE SUCCESS!

PLEASE forgive my tardiness in thanking all of you. On January 26, 2019, we held our annual fundraiser where over $35,ooo was raised – THANKS TO YOUR HELP!

INDEED – IT DOES TAKE A VILLAGE…

I have so many people to thank – and please note that each of you will be receiving a personal letter – but I wanted to list out friends, family and sponsors for the record.

OUR SPONSORS:

The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation

THRIVE CAUSEMETICS

Manual & Heidi Glynias

George and Jan Giallourakis

CR Construction

Dave and Dena Grubb

Ray Fogg, Jr.

Forst Foundation

Lou & Ann Frangos

John & Betty Poulos

John & Judith Kackloudis

William & Susan Weir

Tony & Jeanne Paras

Tony & Jean Chivilis

Taylor & Courtney Hawkins

Costa & Maria Mougiannis

Astoria Cafe and Market (George Kantzios)

Fairview Lanes

Bella Cappella Salon

Jeff & Christina Musser

Steve & Maria Alex

Paul & Christine Venizelos

Dimitrios & Deena Tsatiris

Sts. Constantine & Helen Philoptochos

Jan Layne

Kara Falkowski

Dick and Anna Warren

Lilly & John Anitas

Jim & Heidi Voiklis

Elyce Wozniak

Sue Giallourakis

St. Demetrios Philoptochos

Nick & Camilla Giallourakis

Estelle Callas

Jim Sofianos

Dr. & Mrs. Jeff Auletta

Dr. Debbie Webster

Steven Giallourakis

Brad & Alexa Ryan

Rudy & Carol Najda

Mary Beth Famiano

Mikie & David Hillie

Maria & Nick Mavroidis

Susan Donovan & Bill Reeder

Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Kline

Bryan & Debbie Rogan

David Olson

Don & Debbie George

Rob & Trish Risman

Burton Carol Management LLC

Porter Wright Law Firm

Brad & Renee Seybert

Alex & Aryn Kosmidis

Nick & Jean Hillman

Elaine & Claude Campbell

Petitti’s Garden Center

United Polish Club

Playhouse Square

Cleveland Browns

Alexandra & Ben Rawding

Fr. & Mrs. James A Doukas

Paula & Doug Randolph

Phil, Alysse & Alana Giallourakis

The Zapis Family

The Wymer Family

Christopher Elbow Chocolates

Westshore Wine Co.

Fusions Salon

Jim Ptacek

Red Tail Golf Club

Elpida Kosmidis

Sargeant Clean (Andrew Bendik & Brian Krusz)

Lake Erie Crushers

Cleveland CAVS

Canton CHARGE

Sat Nam Studios

Charles Scott Salon

Holden Forest

Walgreens

Old Firehouse Winery

Clague Playhouse

Spevock’s Nautical Lane

Claudia Nichol Allen (Our Photographer)

Coyne Catering (We love you!)

DJ Bryon Eulinberg

OUR ORGANIZERS:

Tina Poulos –

Jean & Nick Hillman

Elaine & Claude Campbell

John & Betty Poulos

Mary & Jim Diamond

Becky Giallourakis

Joey Terry

Elpida Kosmidis

Polly Furey

Nick Giallourakis

FRIENDS AND FAMILY:

Jan & Byron Spooner

The Santarelli Family

Ellen Chrisman

Morgan Pavlich

Maggie Steffas

The Giallourakis Clan

The Kackloudis Clan

The Chiviles Clan

The Kariotakis Family

Maria  & Steven Alex

Jeanne & Tony Paras

The In It Together Club

Philoptochos Society

St. Demetrios Church

Metropolis of Pittsburg

All the people in our beautiful community. God Bless All of You!!!

 

Thank you for another successful year.

Keep an eye out for a new kind of fundraiser in 2020…

We will not rest until there is a cure!

FIGHT! CONQUER!! CURE!!!

Please forgive me if I left out your name.
Shoot me an email and I will add you to the list!!
Hope you enjoy the photographs done by talented Claudia Nicole Allen:

FUNDRAISER

 

 

 

ARE YOU BORED?

I have noticed that recently a few folks have unsubscribed to our newsletter (shock!) and after some reflection –

I figured out why….

Life around our homestead has been peaceful, well sort of…Let’s face it, we ARE HAVING A FUNDRAISER THIS COMING WEEKEND.

But – Steven is well.

Thank God.

Boring.

So, lately my messages have been about research, people,

special events like CUREFEST

CANCERCON

and our awesome

Be Calm & Stay Strong Wellness Program.

So, yes life is boring – and isn’t that grand???

But please remember that there are hundreds of families out there

who would like to be bored.

Their children are fighting for their lives.

Let’s pray for them.

Let’s send them love and support.

And, let’ s support

Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Research. 

Remember, we will not rest until there is a Cure!

(not so boring after all…)

Being Thankful This Holiday Season

IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE

TIS THE SEASON

TIS THE SEASON TO BE THANKFUL

 TO BE MINDFUL

 TO BE GRATEFUL

…AND TO REMEMBER THOSE LOVED ONES

AND FRIENDS GONE FROM US.

PEACE TO ALL OF YOU!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

HAPPY HANUKKAH

JOYOUS KWANZAA

BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – AND HELP US -TAKE A BITE OUT OF CANCER


JOIN US ON

SATURDAY

JANUARY 26, 2019

AS WE

TAKE A BITE OUT OF CANCER!

7:00 – 11:30 pm

St. Demetrios Cultural Center

22909 Center Ridge Road

Rocky River, Ohio 44116

TICKETS ARE $45

TO PURCHASE TICKETS OR MAKE A DONATION

https://sgayafund2019.eventbrite.com/

THIS YEAR WE WILL HAVE A PHOTO BOOTH!!! SGAYA_10thAnnual_DonorForm_Editable

and food and beverages, music, raffles, auctions, fun!

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO OUR 

RESEARCH, PATIENT EDUCATION, SOCIAL SUPPORT AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS.

 

Thankfulness and Gratitude – OUR TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY

HELLO FRIENDS

I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT IT IS NOVEMBER

THANKSGIVING IS NEXT WEEK,

AND IN TWO MONTHS WE WILL BE HOSTING OUR TENTH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER.

THE LAST TEN YEARS HAVE BEEN FILLED WITH GREATNESS AND SORROW.

DESPITE THE LOSS OF LOVED ONES AND DEAR FRIENDS

WE REMAIN RESOLUTE IN PROCLAIMING OUR DEEPEST THANKS TO ALL OF YOU.

HENCE A NEED TO CELEBRATE ALL OF YOU

AND TO

CELEBRATE LIFE!

I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US

AS WE

TAKE A BITE OUT OF CANCER

Saturday, January 26, 2019

7:00 – 11:30 pm.

admission: $45

St. Demetrios Cultural Center

22909 Center Ridge Road

Rocky River, Ohio 44116

for more information contact:

angie@fightconquercure.com

or visit our website www.fightconquercure.org

to purchase your tickets or make a donation.

All funds raised go directly to our many programs –

Wellness, Social Support, Education and Research.

We are all volunteers!

WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL THERE IS A CURE

FIGHT CONQUER CURE!!!

Summer is Gone!!!

This has been a busy summer!

Check out our photographs and see what we have been up to!!!

Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Advocacy

Hard At Work in Washington DC

Our GO FUND ME Page on Facebook

has generated $1470 to support the distribution

of Wellness Bags to AYA Cancer Patients!

Thank you for your generosity!

 

The Angie Fowler AYA Cancer Institute granted us $7500 to increase the distribution of our Be Calm & Stay Strong Wellness gift bags. We look forward to reaching out to more AYA Cancer Medical Facilities to help and support young cancer patients during their treatment.

and last but not least…

 SAVE THE DATE!!!!

TAKE A BITE OUT OF CANCER FUNDRAISER

WILL BE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019!!!

HELP OUR Be Calm & Stay Strong Wellness Gift Bags

Hello folks –

We need your help. Due the popularity of our Wellness Gift Bags to AYA Cancer Patients – our funds are gone – we are now dipping into our research and education funds in order to bring hope and peace to newly diagnosed cancer patients.

If you donate $125 or more your name will be mentioned as the Wellness Bag donor! Don’t have that kind of money? Well get a group of friends together and make it happen. All you need to do is include the group members names in your message to me.

Remember – no gift is too small. Every dollar helps!!

We humbly thank you for your generosity.

And – here is the GoFundMe Link: https://www.gofundme.com/aya-cancer-patient-wellness-bags

Sincerely,

Angie

PS – PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU need more information about the BE CALM & STAY STRONG WELLNESS PROGRAM?

 

YA CANCER SURVIVORS SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS & A BIG THANK YOU

We thought it would be nice to hear from some of the individuals we supported this year. In April a group of NE Ohio YA Cancer Survivors received scholarships to attend CancerCon (a conference dedicated to providing social support to YA Cancer Warriors).

Note: You will see photos of survivors, caregivers, family and friends – but Foundation Funding was strictly used for the six NE Ohioans: Tess Blasko, Jennifer Anand, Margaux Yerian, Samantha Krizo, Christopher Evans, and Peter Citro.

Here are some comments and reflections on cancer, CancerCon, and the Steven G Foundation.

 

“Dear Steven G Foundation,

On a daily basis, I’m reminded of the “bad” things cancer has done- from being on insulin, to aches and pains, to the various medications- sometimes it can be really tough. But then comes Cancer Con.  This weekend is about celebrating cancer. As weird as it sounds, that is your golden ticket into this exclusive conference.  We are celebrating the monster that brought us together.  From all over the United States and Canada, with a few other friends thrown in. For a few days, we get to be pampered by the makeover artists, get a chair massage, score some free swag from exhibitors, and dance the night away,  We get to forget our reality at home.  We get to not have to explain our tiredness, or our diets or our hair. We get not to have to explain our billion bathroom breaks. We get not to have to explain our weird cravings or sudden dizziness. That’s what this is about.  People who get it, without saying a word.  People who get the 3am moments alone, or the strained friendships, or the self-doubt and self-judgement. We are surviving, and thriving, and out living it.

Every year, this conference is what gives me the renewed strength, hope, and comfort to continue for another year.  It refreshes my soul, and lifts my spirits.  I leave with new friends, and a renewed sense of togetherness and hope for a brighter future that is cancer free.  Thank you so much for enabling me to go to this amazing conference. ”

Sincerely, Jennifer Anand

Dear Steven G Foundation,

“To start this off I just want to express how amazing this foundation is and how it has helped me in ways I didn’t think were possible. Through the Steven G foundation I got an opportunity to attend CancerCon 2018 in Denver, Colorado. When I first heard about CancerCon I was going through treatments in 2017 and it instantly caught my interest.  I just imagined being surrounded by so many different people who understood everything I was going through and I knew I had to go. When I arrived at CancerCon it felt like I was finally able to breath. I wasn’t constantly trapped in my mind thinking about my emotions and the trauma that I have just endured. I wasn’t self conscious about my hair being short and I wasn’t uncomfortable to show my scars. I was at this busy convention completely myself in a room full of strangers but there was a sense of calm when I looked around because we were all just connected and comfortable with each other. Cancer is so ugly in a lot of the things it brings. The side effects from the medicines, the losses, the emotional damage, and it changes your questions of life. The one thing is not ugly from cancer is the people that that this disease brought into my life. They have impacted me in a way that is indescribable. Being able to meet more amazing people at CancerCon and hearing all the different stories just jump started my new view on life and pushed me to better myself in every way possible. I didn’t fully understand how much I needed the weekend in Denver until I arrived. Not only was the whole convention amazing, I was able to explore Denver and I fell in love! It’s such a beautiful place and . I am so excited to let the relationships that I made with people grow and I cannot wait until CancerCon 2019! I defiantly would like to return again

Again thank you so much for everything this foundation has done for me. You truly helped changed a part of my life and I will forever be grateful for that!”

-Tess Blasko

 

“If there is anything that I can do to help your foundation in anyway I would love to help you guys out as much as you helped me.”

Samantha Krizo

We love our Caregivers!

fight. conquer. cure.

 

 

AYA? What does THAT mean?

AYA?


YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHY ON EARTH I AM ASKING SUCH A QUESTION.

WHAT IS AYA?

IS THE WORD PRONOUNCED “AHYA”? …NOPE.

AYA MEANS FOR ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT. 

AYA REPRESENTS A POPULATION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM 15 YRS TO 40 YRS OLD.

AYA CANCER REPRESENTS A POPULATION OF INDIVIDUALS STRICKEN WITH A TYPE OF CANCER THAT IS OFTEN VERY AGGRESSIVE, LIFE THREATENING AND LIFE ALTERING.

AYA CANCER REPRESENTS 70,000 YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE DIAGNOSED EVERY YEAR HERE IN THE USA! 

AYA CANCER OFTEN MEANS THAT THESE YOUNG PEOPLE GET THE RAREST CANCERS AND THE MOST DIFFICULT TO TREAT AND CURE.

AYA CANCER SURVIVORS OFTEN ARE AFFLICTED WITH SECONDARY EFFECTS THAT WILL ALTER THE COURSE OF THEIR LIFE AND PRODUCTIVITY IN OUR SOCIETY.

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

HELP US GET THE WORD OUT!

SUPPORT OUR FOUNDATION!

AS WE REACH OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY

AND HELP OUR YOUNG WARRIORS THROUGH

EDUCATION, ADVOCACY AND RESEARCH!

-REMEMBER-

WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL THERE IS A CURE!

FIGHT!

CONQUER!

CURE!!!

 

PS.

THIS WEEK IS AYA CANCER AWARENESS WEEK.

#FIGHTCONQUERCURE

 

Giving Thanks

It’s hard to believe that November is around the corner. And, like many of you, our family will join together to give thanks for all that is good in the world.

Faith, Family, Friends.

So much to be thankful for.

Please allow me to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

May you be blessed with love and peace.

“May You Live This Day

Compassionate of Heart,

Clear in Word,

Gracious in Awareness,

Courageous in Thought,

Generous in Love.”

From the poem “Matins” By John O’Donohue (2008)