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Hello family and friends, On Saturday, January 26, 2013 the Steven G AYA Cancer Research Fund hosted its Fourth Annual fundraiser “Take a BITE out of AYA Cancer” at the St. Demetrios Cultural Center in Rocky River, Ohio. Four hundred (I like writing that number out) supporters attended the successful event. Our supporters helped us […]

“Take a Bite Out of AYA Cancer” Presentation

2013 Take a Bite Out of AYA Cancer Fundraiser from fightconquercure

Images from the 2013 Fundraiser

Fundraiser is Tomorrow!

Most of you already know that tomorrow is our “Take A BITE out of AYA Cancer” Fundraiser. So what’s the big deal??? Just another fundraiser… …Well, let’s think about this for a minute… We are celebrating the lives of friends and family we have lost to cancer! We are celebrating our survivors. We are celebrating […]

AYA Cancer Fundraiser Less than 2 Weeks Away!!

Just a reminder..  The Take A BITE Out of AYA Cancer Fundraiser is only 11 days away! There will be many opportunities to win high quality prizes. Thanks to our very generous donors we have:  Front Row Seats for the CAVS Vacation Getaways! Loge Seating for Cleveland Indian Games Jewelry Bushel of Cheer Hand Made […]


Dear Friends, As 2012 comes to a close it is not uncommon to reflect on what the New Year will bring us.  We create a list of goals to accomplish and try to prioritize them. If you were to ask me what was at the top my list there would be one word:  HOPE! HOPE for […]

GVHD – A Day in the Life Of

The video provides a sensitive perspective on the lives of four young people (including Steven G) dealing with life after Bone Marrow Transplant and having GVHD. The Video was made possible through The Meredith Cowden Foundation.

2012 Recipient of the Steven G AYA Cancer Research Scholarship

$15,000 awarded to David Askew, Ph.D. who is a researcher with Dr. Alex Huang’s Laboratory at the University Hospital Case Medical School. Dr. David Askew will focus his research effort to study how leukemia cells establish themselves in the bone marrow and the mechanisms by which these cells cross the blood-brain barrier to invade the […]

Thoughts from the Cowden Foundation GVHD Symposium

  Last Friday I attended the Cowden Foundation GVHD Symposium in Cleveland, Ohio.  Oncology Researchers, Physicians, Nurses, Bone Marrow Transplant Survivors and Caregivers/Families participated in this highly informative event. Both professionals and lay people sat together and learned about the most current research in the field of Graft Vs. Host Disease (GVHD), a sometimes life […]


We have recently learned that : U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) yesterday cosponsored a bipartisan resolution designating the third week of January 2013 as Teen Cancer Awareness Week. The resolution is sponsored by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.). Steve with a young cancer survivor advocating for Cancer Research in Washington DC! Having our senators recognize TEEN […]