December 31, 2015

Cancer Unwrapped – Summer Page

Congratulations to the winners of our 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest!  This year we received hundreds of essay submissions and each one was thoughtful and honest.  The contest will re-open in the fall of 2018.  Please contact Liz Lange at liz@cancerpathways.org with any questions or to request more information.

 

In 2006, Cancer Pathways recognized that there was an unmet need to reach teens affected by cancer in the Puget Sound region.  So we created a contest for high school students to share their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win cash prizes.  Our initial belief that teens needed to share their stories was confirmed and the contest quickly grew to include teens throughout Washington State.  Since the contest began, we have received more than 2,900 entries and awarded over $135,000 in cash prizes.

The goal of Cancer Unwrapped® is to provide teens with a place to tell their stories, whether it’s their own diagnosis or that of a loved one. We want to hear about their own experience, and allow them to use their own voice. Over the years we have received essays about family members, teachers and friends, as well as essays about cancer in the abstract. We have received stories of triumph and great loss, stories written in times of turbulence and in times of quiet reflection. Every story has been honest and heartfelt, and each one is unique.

High School Winners from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Wyoming

Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestJack Davies
My Cancer Story

Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestMarli von Heideken
Infinitive: To Live

Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestErin Morrison
The Hardest Race

Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestCassie Ott
The Monster

 

High School Winners from Washington State

Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest in Washington StateElsa Bean
For My Dad

Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestJon Campbell
It Is What It Is

Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest in Washington StateBrianne Cliett
No One Fights Alone

Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestAnnalise Haines
A Whole New Life


Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestZach Noel
Changing Times


Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest
Grace Petrusek
The Hospital Cafeteria


Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest
Meghan (Phoenix) Walker
You Must Be This Tall to Ride

Puget Sound Area Middle School Winners


Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest
Carissa Crum
Dear Cancer


Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest
Lien-Huong Nguyen
Blind


Winner of the 2018 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest
Annika Lindberg
To My Greatest Supporter

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