Back-to-College Health Tips for Cancer Survivors

As any cancer survivor knows, the road to survival is neither easy nor traveled alone. Along the way, and always striving to push the cancer patient in a forward direction are family and friends, doctors, nurses, social workers and teachers, all of whom have devoted love, prayers and expertise into the recovery process. So sending … Continue reading

Celebrating in Seattle

Awesome Friday night in Seattle! Thanks to Pete Carroll, Stefan Lessard, Duff McKagan, Mike McReady, Chad Smith, the amazing Brandi Carlile and of course Will Ferrell, for making the evening unforgettable. Thank you to all who bought tickets and came out in support of our mission to provide college scholarships to cancer survivors. Like our incredible band, you … Continue reading

Survivor Spotlight: Jacklyn Balliot

Survivor Spotlight: Jacklyn Balliot

Imagine you are an 11-year-old girl, excited to join a new basketball team and meet new friends. But you’re told that one of your teammates has cancer, and over the course of the next two years, you watch her slip away. The community is forced to say goodbye to her, as she crosses over from … Continue reading

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