Will Swetnam

SUPing for a Cause! - Will Swetnam
  • My Goal:
  • $2,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $2,113
  • # of Donations:
  • 26
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I should have been dead at 24! 

Really... 

Had I listened to my doctor's recommendation about my shoulder pain 25 years ago, and just "forgotten all about this"; I'd be dead. "This" turned out to be a 2.5 pound tumor that was growing between my right lung and my heart. Surgeons later said that it was about 3-4 weeks from growing into my heart wall; but I digress... 

But this isn't about me... 

or about the specific treatment for a cancer diagnosis... it is about an under discussed issue - the effect that hearing "you have cancer" has not only on the patient, but their family as well...  

Those three little words can send waves of upheaval through the mental health of the patient and their family. 

** Giveaway Alert **

We interrupt this overview to bring to your attention something to sweeten the pot! I'm giving away my very limited edition (1 of 2, the other hangs at LIVESTRONG HQ) 12' x 29", Ron House hand shaped, double stringer, Laird stand up paddle board!  Local delivery only, winner can opt to pay freight...

$5 dontated gets you one entry in the draw, $20 gets you five entries!

I'm going to dig through my swag boxes and will add other items to the draw... a man can only use one DTC limited edition Dakine back pack at a time, I've also a few pairs of TOMS sunglasses, some awesome Quicksilver hats, etc... 

All the info about the board and the drawing HERE

** Now back to your previously scheduled information **  :-)

It was five years after my diagnosis that my Father heard "you have cancer". He was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. My half brother was just 10 when he was diagnosed, and was 11 when our Dad passed away roughly 11 months after diagnosis. 

...it's about supporting the Flatwater Foundation! 

Flatwater Foundation would have been a great resource to have back then, but it wasn't created yet. It was years later that Mark and Rob started an organization that provides families access to mental health support while coping with a cancer diagnosisThey help bring calmer, smoother, flatter waters to the lives of cancer patients and their families!

It is an easy choice for me to provide my voice, my paddle, and my fund-raising focus to support Flatwater Foundation.  

I'll be paddling 21 miles on July 11 in memory of my Father, my late Aunt, countless friends I've lost, and all those still in the fight of their lives along with their family members.  

I hope that you, a family member, or friend never hear those three words - but if you do - know that you can get great support from the Flatwater Foundation. Flatwater Foundation is a partner of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center - if you know of someone in need - visit: http://livestrong.org/WeCanHelp or call toll free 855.220.7777 and begin the conversation. 

For my friends in the Austin area - this is a great opportunity to use your donation dollars to support a local resource that could really use your help!! 

Any donation you can make large or small (tho large is great - hint hint) will the Flatwater Foundation continue to provide help to families in the Austin and Central Texas areas.

If you have a name of someone (or many someones) you would like me to put on my board during my paddle on the 13th, please either email me or leave a comment below - I'd be honored to paddle in support or memory of them!

Please take a moment to leave a comment, forward this page via social media, and to make a donation if you're able.  I hope you'll consider celebrating with us at the after party at Hula Hut on June 13th! 

Thanks in advance for your generosity! 

- Will 

 

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Will Swetnam is fundraising for Tyler's Dam That Cancer 2016 benefiting The Flatwater Foundation.

I should have been dead at 24! 

Really... 

Had I listened to my doctor's recommendation about my shoulder pain 25 years ago, and just "forgotten all about this"; I'd be dead. "This" turned out to be a 2.5 pound tumor that was growing between my right lung and my heart. Surgeons later said that it was about 3-4 weeks from growing into my heart wall; but I digress... 

But this isn't about me... 

or about the specific treatment for a cancer diagnosis... it is about an under discussed issue - the effect that hearing "you have cancer" has not only on the patient, but their family as well...  

Those three little words can send waves of upheaval through the mental health of the patient and their family. 

** Giveaway Alert **

We interrupt this overview to bring to your attention something to sweeten the pot! I'm giving away my very limited edition (1 of 2, the other hangs at LIVESTRONG HQ) 12' x 29", Ron House hand shaped, double stringer, Laird stand up paddle board!  Local delivery only, winner can opt to pay freight...

$5 dontated gets you one entry in the draw, $20 gets you five entries!

I'm going to dig through my swag boxes and will add other items to the draw... a man can only use one DTC limited edition Dakine back pack at a time, I've also a few pairs of TOMS sunglasses, some awesome Quicksilver hats, etc... 

All the info about the board and the drawing HERE

** Now back to your previously scheduled information **  :-)

It was five years after my diagnosis that my Father heard "you have cancer". He was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. My half brother was just 10 when he was diagnosed, and was 11 when our Dad passed away roughly 11 months after diagnosis. 

...it's about supporting the Flatwater Foundation! 

Flatwater Foundation would have been a great resource to have back then, but it wasn't created yet. It was years later that Mark and Rob started an organization that provides families access to mental health support while coping with a cancer diagnosisThey help bring calmer, smoother, flatter waters to the lives of cancer patients and their families!

It is an easy choice for me to provide my voice, my paddle, and my fund-raising focus to support Flatwater Foundation.  

I'll be paddling 21 miles on July 11 in memory of my Father, my late Aunt, countless friends I've lost, and all those still in the fight of their lives along with their family members.  

I hope that you, a family member, or friend never hear those three words - but if you do - know that you can get great support from the Flatwater Foundation. Flatwater Foundation is a partner of the LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center - if you know of someone in need - visit: http://livestrong.org/WeCanHelp or call toll free 855.220.7777 and begin the conversation. 

For my friends in the Austin area - this is a great opportunity to use your donation dollars to support a local resource that could really use your help!! 

Any donation you can make large or small (tho large is great - hint hint) will the Flatwater Foundation continue to provide help to families in the Austin and Central Texas areas.

If you have a name of someone (or many someones) you would like me to put on my board during my paddle on the 13th, please either email me or leave a comment below - I'd be honored to paddle in support or memory of them!

Please take a moment to leave a comment, forward this page via social media, and to make a donation if you're able.  I hope you'll consider celebrating with us at the after party at Hula Hut on June 13th! 

Thanks in advance for your generosity! 

- Will 

 

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Tyler's Dam That Cancer 2016

Tyler's Dam That Cancer is the premier fundraising event for The Flatwater Foundation, a non-profit

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The Flatwater Foundation

The Flatwater Foundation is dedicated to providing those diagnosed with cancer, their families and l...

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