“Nothing, not even cancer, is going to stop me.”

“Nothing, not even cancer, is going to stop me.”

“My dream has always been to attend college,” wrote 19-year-old Maine resident Dalton Bouchles last year in his Cancer for College scholarship application. “However, once I found out I had cancer, that dream became blurry.” At age 18, Dalton was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma, a brain tumor which develops near the pituitary gland, at the base … Continue reading

Balancing College with Chemotherapy

Balancing College with Chemotherapy

With his kind face, quiet demeanor and soft-spoken ways, one might never guess the determination and strength at the core of Jose Guevara. Jose is young, just 19 years old, but having already battled Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia twice, he is wise. And, despite his twice monthly chemotherapy treatments, Jose is happily back at Cal State Los Angeles, carrying 12 units … Continue reading

Thriving after Surviving: Young Brain Cancer Survivors

Thriving after Surviving: Young Brain Cancer Survivors

Astrocytoma. Pineoblastoma. Medulloblastoma. Germinoma. Terrifying words, all of which translate into terrifying diagnoses: brain tumors. Battling cancer is something a young, vibrant kid, working hard to find their place in the world, should not have to deal with. Cancer in kids is unfair and cosmically wrong. When that diagnosis is brain cancer, the road to … Continue reading

Men’s Cancer Awareness

Men’s Cancer Awareness

If you’ve noticed an excess of facial hair on the men around you this month, you are not imagining this. It’s a real thing: many men are breaking up with their razors in November. But what does this increase in whiskers have to do with promoting men’s health, and how could moustaches possibly raise awareness … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Breast Cancer Awareness for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Statistics support that breast cancer is not a young person’s cancer. “Just under 7% of all breast cancer cases occur in women under 40 years old,” states WebMD. Indeed, when I browse Cancer for College’s digital files to profile a scholarship recipient who had survived breast cancer, there were just a few individuals over the … Continue reading

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