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2014 Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Symposium

    PLEASE JOIN US!!! SAVE THE DATE!! OCTOBER 30-31, 2014 IRIS S. & BERT L. WOLSTEIN RESEARCH BUILDING 2103 CORNELL ROAD CLEVELAND, OHIO 44106   The symposium is sponsored by the Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Institute at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, UH Seidman Cancer, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, […]

ASK ME WHY IT’S NOT OKAY?

  Our weekend in Washington DC began with important meetings with  USA government officials from Congress, The White House, National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute and Department of Defense.     CUREFEST 2014 did an excellent job making sure parents, grandparents, siblings and survivors had several opportunities to engage, socialize and share their stories. […]

Support PAYA Cancer Research. By Robert Purgert (Young Cancer Warrior)

September is a special time of year that provides us with the unique opportunity to reflect on the impact that pediatric, adolescent, and young adult (PAYA) cancer has on all of us. As a society, there tends to be a larger focus on adult cancers, due to the volume and publicity associated with them. What […]

SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

    HELLO FRIENDS, I AM WONDERING IF YOU ARE AWARE THAT SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH? WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO PAUSE FOR A MOMENT AND JOIN US AS WE HONOR OUR YOUNGEST OF CANCER WARRIORS. WE HAVE LOST TOO MANY CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS. OUR CHILDREN HAVE SUFFERED GREATLY… WE NEED […]

Where are you now, Rock Hudson?

Where are you now, Rock Hudson? Originally Posted for Four Square Clobbers Cancer: http://4sqclobberscancer.com/ Thank you to Joe Baber for his assistance in preparing this blog. I couldn’t have done it without his assistance! Are you wondering who is Rock Hudson? Do you think I have lost my mind? Well ….. Since my son Steven’s diagnoses with Stage Four […]

Wellness Project Receives $3000 Grant from the National Philoptochos Society of America!

The Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund would like to thank the National Philoptochos Society of America (www.philoptochos.org) for awarding us with a $3000 Grant. The generous grant will help support the WELLNESS PROJECT being conducted with the Angie Fowler Children, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Institute at University Hospitals of Cleveland. The Wellness Project goal is […]

In Memory: Erik Kratky – YA Cancer Warrior

I wanted to share some sad news about a young man who lost his battle with Cancer. Erik Kratky lost his battle two weeks ago. I didn’t personally know him, but have several photos of him as a result of his participation in the St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Event at Rainbow, Babies and Children’s Hospital. […]

#STEPUP: More funding for CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH!!!

#STEPUP – LET’S SUPPORT CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH CAMPAIGN!!! A coordinated community effort is underway to storm Congress – on foot and online. Childhood cancer organizations throughout the country are joining together to send Congress the message of #StepUp: More Funding for Childhood Cancer Research. History will be made  when 250+ advocates come to Washington, D.C. for Childhood […]

Young Adult Night – Indians Game Outing 6-17-2014

IF YOU ARE A CANCER SURVIVOR AND BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 – 39 YEARS, LISTEN UP!!! Here is an opportunity to meet individuals who have gone through similar experiences, without the pressure of having to TALK about your experience. The SGAYA CANCER RESEARCH FUND is a proud to support the NE Ohio LLS Young […]

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS IS AWESOME!!! By Lauren Mostardi

    On April 23rd, 2014, I boarded an airplane in Cleveland, Ohio, and flew to Las Vegas for the first time in my life.  This was thanks to the financial support of the Steven G. AYA Cancer Research Fund.  The fund’s generous travel scholarship paid for me to attend the OMG!  Stupid Cancer conference […]