Thursday, November 19, 2009
The RET Foundation in Atlanta: Providing financial aid to pediatric cancer patients and their families, to help unburden them from the financial strain that comes hand-in-hand with a cancer diagnosis. Whether the assistance is used to chip away at piles of medical bills or for a trip away to reconnect as a family, that is entirely up to the families themselves.
The Simstein Fund at Winston-Salem's Forsyth Medical Center: Dedicated to helping cancer patients who cannot afford the personal costs related to cancer treatment: medication, transportation to appointments, lodging during treatments and more. 100% of funds raised go directly to patients and their individual needs.
Thanks to these charities and the work they do, and thanks to you, this wonderful community who help support them.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Get By With A Little Help From My Friends
This group of women in Marietta, GA have held "Birthday Club" once a month for decades. They've supported each other through everything friends go through together, including one woman's two battles with breast cancer. Unbeknownst to Patty, the group planned this month's meeting in honor of her and her brave fighting spirit.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrupt faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot quench the spirit.
- Author Unknown
Jennifer found this today and I had to share with our community. It perfectly conveys what we hope Screw Cancer Eat Cake represents, and what we hope it encourages in each person who finds themselves facing this terrible disease. Words to live by!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
You don't know what to say or do to help her right now.
But you want her to know that while she fights, you've got her back.
Or perhaps that someone is you. And you're looking for a little something to make you smile. To give you that extra shot of moxie as you step out and face the world.
We'll be launching screwcancereatcake.com in 2010. But until then, check back often to see where you can find SCEC in your area, or contact us directly for our gear.
Ladies' Tees (Bella) - $20. 100% preshrunk cotton. Chocolate tee with lavendar logo in support of all cancers (shown above). Also available in white with chocolate logo (shown right). Run a bit small, so if you prefer a roomier fit, we suggest purchasing one size larger. Both color options also available for purchase in long sleeve - $22.
Ball caps in Breast Cancer Awarenesss Pink (Anvil) - $20
Large Tote (Anvil) - $15. 100% recycled cotton. Being a cancer patient can often feel like a full time job, with some treatments lasting all day. These totes are ideal for holding her magazines, books, music, and snacks to keep her entertained while she's getting well.
Not pictured: Men's white tees (Anvil) - $20. 100% preshrunk cotton. Sizes M - XXL. Also available for purchase in long sleeve - $22.
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Gary proposed to his long-time love, and married her on a beach in the Caribbean.
Julie booked a ticket to Italy, and took the trip of her dreams.
Cancer survivors, you are a breed of strong all your own. Perhaps the bravest thing you do: continue to live your lives and hope for a cure!
Send us your "Screw Cancer" stories and let us share them here, so others can find inspiration from those of you who fight the good fight, and most importantly, live the good life.
Imagine how many family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors that multiplies to. And imagine if even half of those friends and neighbors got riled up enough to take action.
Imagine the army that would rise up against cancer!
Ready to fight back? Here are some ways to do just that:
Relay for Life - See "Find Relays Near Me" to start or join an American Cancer Society Relay for Life event in your area
Susan G Komen For The Cure - See "I'm Here to Make a Difference" for many ways to fight back
National Breast Cancer Foundation - Sign up to volunteer in your area
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - See "Make a Difference" for many ways to fight back
Hera Women's Cancer Foundation - Sign up for their signature event Climb For Life in Boulder, CO, make a donation or become a partner of this nationally recognized Ovarian Cancer nonprofit.
ACS Cancer Action Network - See "Three Things You Can Do Today to Fight Back Against Cancer"
National Coalition for Cancer Surivorship - See "Take Action" for ways to advocate in your community, and on the national level, for quality care for cancer survivors. Includes how to contact your Senators and Representatives.
Livestrong - See "Get Involved" or "Donate" to support and become a part of Lance Armstrong's extremely successful and globally popular non-profit organization and cancer community.