Because of you, all of our programs are offered at no cost. Today, we feature the Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest.

Teens submit essays about their cancer experience for the opportunity to win a cash prize. Over the years, we have received essays from teens in grades 9-12 about their own cancer diagnosis, that of family members, teachers, and friends, as well as about cancer in the abstract.

Each story is unique, and we feel privileged to learn what teens carry with them when cancer enters their lives. The contest is currently open. To learn more about our teen writing contest and deadlines, please click here.
 
 
 
 
Cancer Unwrapped: Truth and Triumph,
by Balin Hanson
 
 
Balin Hanson is one of our 2019 Cancer Unwrapped Writing contest winners from Washington state. Balin and his mother joined us at the 2019 Golf Classic, hosted by Bryce Fisher, earlier this year. He read his essay onstage at the reception for an audience of Cancer Pathways supporters, volunteers, staff, and for many guests who were new to our community. We are so grateful to him for sharing his essay with us and for allowing us to share it now with you: Read ‘Truth and Triumph’, by Balin Hanson
 
 
 
 
Pictured above is Balin playing piccolo in the Husky Marching Band at the University of Washington. His favorite half-time show that he marched in was the Veterans' Appreciation Show and he enjoys the challenging music, fantastic choreography, and march formations. He has been participating in band for nine years. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Balin.
 
 
 
 
 
You can make a difference in the lives of kids, teens, and adults touched by cancer.
 
 
 
Since 1996, Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda’s Club Seattle) has been offering cancer support and educational programs in diverse settings, guided by our mission to ensure that no one faces cancer alone. 

We know that cancer causes significant financial barriers and we are committed to reducing that burden. Because of you, we can continue to offer all our programs at no cost. 

WAYS TO GIVE
By phone: Call us at 206-709-1400
By mail: Please make checks out to Cancer Pathways and mail to 1400 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122.

Did you know you can also donate stock? Simply contact the office for more details.
 
 
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