2014-15 Scholarship Winners Announced!

2014-15 Scholarship Winners Announced!

Without a doubt, this is our favorite time of the year at Cancer for College, announcing our new scholarship recipients! After several months of carefully evaluating 501 applications, it’s always a thrill to share the news with a college-bound cancer survivor that they are a receiving a scholarship to help fund their goal of achieving … Continue reading

Recently at Cancer for College…

Recently at Cancer for College…

Sunday, June 1, marked National Cancer Survivors Day, a day created to celebrate all cancer survivors and to inspire those newly diagnosed. With more than 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. alone, there is cause for celebration. Sunday’s Los Angeles Times featured an article by Karen Kaplan on survivors, citing figures from a recent … Continue reading

Survivor Spotlight: Danielle Gillespie

Survivor Spotlight: Danielle Gillespie

Danielle Gillespie is the type of young woman who catches your eye immediately. Maybe it’s her long, thick dark brown hair. Or her bright eyes and warm smile. Certainly it’s her radiant and friendly disposition. Nothing at all about Danielle, upon first meeting her, reveals another truth: that at just 26-years-old, she is brain cancer survivor. … Continue reading

Celebrating Survivors, Desert Smash Style!

Celebrating Survivors, Desert Smash Style!

Will Ferrell. Kevin Spacey. Stan Wawrinka. Novak Djokovic. Two beloved actors and the world’s top two tennis players. Not to mention cancer survivors and past scholarship recipients — all coming together to support Cancer for College. Last week, Palm Desert played host to the largest and longest fundraising effort ever for Cancer for College. I’m certain … Continue reading

Calling All Applicants 2014

Calling All Applicants 2014

January officially begins our scholarship season at Cancer for College! Applications are due postmarked January 31, so we are rapidly approaching the deadline. If you know or are a cancer patient or survivor, currently attending college or planning to in the fall, and would like to apply for a scholarship, please click here for the application … Continue reading

In the Spirit of Giving

In the Spirit of Giving

In working closely with cancer survivors, we are reminded of life’s fragile and fleeting nature. A typical day at Cancer for College is pretty familiar with the steady hum of any office — phone calls, emails, meetings. But every so often the ordinary details are halted, and we are reminded instantly of how truly precious … Continue reading

Gratitudes…

Gratitudes…

“In general, research has associated the regular practice of gratitude with physical benefits, such a stronger immune system, and higher levels of broad positive emotions…” Robert Emmons, psychologist, University of California, Davis Article Credit: How Gratitude Can Improve Your Life With November comes the season of gratitude. At Cancer for College, we are honored to do … Continue reading