Cancer Sucks

Cancer Sucks

Hello. I'm Chris S. Coleman, marketing and promoter director for Fest Musical Festival 2012. My role is essentially marketing and press, but mostly is to enjoy every detail of this great music event.

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Cancer hits everyone in some way

Cancer hits everyone in some way. I had a grandparent taken by cancer long before I was born. Several aunts and uncles were struck by this plague when I was young. My sister in law at age 41 was taken from us after a 3 year battle with Ovarian cancer. You would think that this would be enough for a family. No. My son at 16, was ill – doctors could not figure it out. Healthy up until this time – he ended up in the hospital and was ultimately diagnosed with Leukemia. After diagnosis, he lived 2 weeks. How do we know how to do so many things in this world, but we can not get a grip on this horrible disease? No one should have to loose a child. Cancer should not have to be a death sentence. So many times it is. CANCER SUCKS! Nothing should be able to steal the life from us.

Kelly Gomez

MD Anderson

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

American Cancer Society

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. 

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“Provide a forum for those who have lost loved ones to cancer while aggressively raising money to find a cure. No one should have to go through what millions of cancer victims, survivors and those left behind have endured.”

Cancer Sucks was established out of the pain and frustration that comes from losing a loved one to cancer, combined with the desire to do what we can to prevent anyone from experiencing the same loss. The 1996 death of Donna Holland White was a devastating event and one that will never be forgotten. While undergoing treatments, surgeries, and the emotional roller coaster that comes with cancer, Donna still had time to think of others by making arrangements to have her body donated to cancer research at the time of her death. Cancer Sucks is a living memorial started by her family and dedicated to Donna. The organization is run by volunteers that have all been touched by cancer and focused on raising as much money for cancer research as possible. Corporate partnerships fund our overhead expenses allowing us to donate ALL the proceeds from our events to cancer research. For more information on Corporate Partnerships, volunteer opportunities, merchandise, donations, or to start your own Cancer Sucks fundraising contact us.