Last year, hundreds of 13thirty Champions helped 13thirty Cancer Connect become a Fan Favorite and earn an additional $25,000 through the A Community Thrives Challenge on CrowdRise!
Thanks to this generous support, our vital peer support programs for teens and young adults with cancer have grown and the greater Rochester community is stronger for it. But there is more to do.
Our story, which started with a simple promise, isn’t finished…
It all began in 2000 when our Founder, Lauren Spiker, promised her dying 19-year-old daughter, Melissa, that she would “do something to make a difference, to make things better.” Today, 13thirty Cancer Connect is doing just that for thousands of teens and young adults around the globe.
Your support this year will help us keep a promise.
We are proud of all we’ve accomplished in Rochester but we can do more. There are still too many teens and young adults who need our help, so we are on the move. We’re expanding to Syracuse!
We hope you will choose to help us build with purpose.
Melissa’s story is the foundation upon which 13thirty Cancer Connect was built but there are many more, inspiring stories that need to be told. Stories yet to be written into the history of 13thirty Cancer Connect.
With your help, we can continue our story.
Funds raised during this CrowdRise campaign will support our new Syracuse chapter which will open in Fall 2019 in honor of two 13thirty members, Hannah and Charlie, who though no longer with us, will always lift us in spirit.
Your generous donations from March 18-April 12 can help us win another Fan Favorite grant as well as other weekly challenge grants (check out the graphic above) to support 13thirty Cancer Connect – Syracuse.
Please join us in this exciting challenge and help us
Keep a promise.
Build with purpose.
Continue our story.