Sy's Fund Blog

HEROES AND SHEROES NEEDED

HEROES AND SHEROES NEEDEDAs a small but mighty organization, we are constantly thinking about ways to cast our net further, with the goal of serving even more young adults who are struggling with cancer or ongoing medical issues related to their cancer or treatments. ...

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FROM SY’S MOM: THE “NICE” LIST- 2019

FROM SY’S MOM: THE “NICE” LIST- 2019 Our wonderful supporters – Your generosity is enough to make even the Grinch’s heart grow 5 sizes bigger and warms mine to no end. We have funded 24 young adults so far this year; thank you to everyone who gave of monetary...

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2019 Sy’s Fun:D Sizzler’s Womanless Beauty Pageant

2019 Sy’s Fun:D Sizzler’s Womanless Beauty Pageant

Golly, its that time of year already: The 7th annual Sy’s Fun:D Sizzler’s Womanless Beauty Pageant. Coming soon. June 29th soon.   This will be my 4th year as a participant, 2nd year on the planning/setting up end of things, and actually my 1st year “totally in...

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Water Bodies – A Poem by Jesse Sorrell

Water Bodies – A Poem by Jesse Sorrell

Water Bodies was written by Jesse Sorrell, recipient of Sy’s Fun:D.  Jesse’s work as a resident chaplain in palliative care at UNC continues into his second year now; we are humbled by both his work and poignant writing.Water Bodies by Jesse Sorrell The parents of a...

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Infinity

Infinity

When I thought about starting a fund in memory of my son Silas (Sy), I knew very little about nonprofits. My grief over losing Sy was raw and my heart was broken. Somehow through it all, I realized that it was important for me to find a way to carry Sy’s generosity...

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The Gift of a New Year

The Gift of a New Year

And just like that, the last day of 2018 was celebrated and 2019 arrived… For those of us whose lives have been touched by cancer, it is recognized that a new day, and certainly a new year, is a gift, not a given. I imagine the new year will bring with it a mixture of...

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Recent Posts

What is your passion or hobby?

What is your passion or hobby? The first week in April is Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week.  We asked several young adults who are living with cancer what they love to do, and below are their responses.  A big thank you to Tananya, Drew, Ashli, Amber and Tanya for...

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Sy’s Sizzler planned for June 27th

It’s already (or finally, depending on how you look at things I suppose) March.Scintillant Sizzler Gertie Galore AKA Eric EichnerI’m sitting here planning for our 8th annual Sy’s Sizzlers “Womanless Beauty Pageant,” and just postponed our 3rd annual strategy/planning...

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OPERATION SNOW ANGEL

OPERATION SNOW ANGELThe holiday season is here ~ for many people that means getting together with family and friends for festivities, perhaps baking, decorating, and gift giving depending on tradition and family culture. For the young adults we serve, things are often...

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