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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 ( 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 – 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 […]


    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 […]

Report from Las Vegas: Stupid Cancer’s OMG! YA Cancer Summit 2014

Hi Friends, I just returned from the OMG YA Cancer Summit 2014…although a bit tired I feel energized by the well orchestrated series of events that took place over the last few days in VEGAS!!! Young Adult cancer survivors (some currently in treatment) from all of the USA, Canada, and Europe attended this action packed, […]

Are We Ever Cancer Free?

When Steven was diagnosed with a secondary cancer, (AML), and then had a Bone Marrow Transplant I often wondered if he would be free of cancer. We were told that time would tell and just to enjoy the moment. Time has passed. This year, happily, Steve was told that he is five years out from […]


Patricia O’Donnell, Community Relations Coordinator EarthFare Supermarket, Fairview Park, Ohio Thank you EarthFare Supermarket for joining forces with the SGAYA Cancer Research Fund to provide Healthy Foods to Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients and their Families. Research has shown that PAYA Cancer Patients have a better chance of surviving their cancer and remaining […]

Stupid Cancer’s OMG It’s Cancer Conference 2014

Hello Friends, We are happy to announce that the SGAYA Cancer Research Fund will be sending a qualified applicant to the OMG 2014 Conference. OMG 2014 Conference is an annual event sponsored by Stupid Cancer AKA “i’m too young for this! ” Stupid Cancer, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the dominant healthcare brand for millions […]

Caregiving and Depression – Angie’s Article at the Cancer Knowledge Network

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