Cancer For College
Rating: 5 stars 6 6 reviews
981 Park Center Drive Vista CA 92081 USA
To provide hope and inspiration to cancer survivors by providing financial aid in the form of college scholarships.
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On August 27, 2009, my beautiful, bright, talented 24 year old daughter called to tell me her doc had just discovered a very large, aggressive tumor in her colon. The next day we learned that the tumor was indeed malignant. Anxiety, surgery, anxiety, pain, anxiety, chemo, anxiety, neuropathy, anxiety, and then acceptance and change. Cancer changes those who are its victims and those who love them. My daughter used her experience as a catalyst to look at life with new eyes. At just the right time, she found Cancer for College and was awarded a scholarship to help her finance a masters degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofits. Through this organization she met so many others who were also trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel. She received affirmation that she was not alone and that many others cared and wanted to be helpers. Her new mission became looking for ways to support people who find themselves faced with cancer. She's done that through both volunteering and working with nonprofits. I am so proud of her! Cancer for College gives young cancer victims more than money to support their academic and career goals. Cancer for College celebrates the efforts of students and acknowledges their struggle. I am so thankful for this organization and what it has meant to my daughter, our family, and so many others.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Increase it's ability to find and support young people with cancer who are pursuing a college education.
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