Our impact on Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer

Fight. Conquer. Cure.

Since 2007 we have raised over $300,00 for AYA Cancer Research. We have contributed to the organizations that conduct AYA Cancer Research like Huang Lab at the University Hospitals and Case Medical Center and the Angie Fowler Institute Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Initiative at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

We desire to focus our support on important clinical research being conducted in NE Ohio where we reside.  We believe the research being conducted is and will make a difference in finding a cure for cancer. The monetary support helps to prevent the interruption in research being conducted in the laboratory. We cannot afford to have interruptions in AYA Cancer Research!

Our funding also pays for YA Cancer Survivors to attend conferences such as “Stupid Cancer” where the survivor can interact with others who have had similar experiences.

We believe the self-esteem of the YA increases through participation in such unifying and validating programs and events.

Here is a list of areas Steven G. AYA Cancer Fund as contributed over the years:

  • BE CALM STAY STRONG packages. The BE CALM STAY STRONG packages are distributed to YA Cancer patients with the assistance of area social workers at University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic.
  • 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 brain and spinal tissues.
  • Carcinoid Foundation-NETS Research
  • Financial Support for AYA Cancer Survivors to Attend Educational Programs
  • NE Ohio Leukemia Lymphoma Society Blood Cancer Symposium
  • BMT Info Net Symposium
  • Meredith Cowden Foundation GVHD Symposium