September 7, 1982 - December 10, 2002
of any amount are welcome. We receive no corporate funding or grants, and it has been the modest but steady support of those
who care about this cause that have enabled us to award over $110,000 in scholarships since we started in 2003. We'd say that's
pretty impressive for a grass roots effort, and we're grateful to those who have supported us and honored Ryan by doing so.
YOU KNOW THAT........
- Scholarships for kids fighting cancer are very limited.
- Academics can suffer if the
student is too sick to attend school on a regular basis, thus eliminating merit scholarships.
- Most students fighting
cancer are too sick to earn an athletic scholarship.
- Doctor appointments and treatments often prevent participation
in many extracurricular activities, which precludes scholarships recognizing these activities.
- Students fighting cancer
possess extraordinary spirit and determination and have overcome terrible obstacles.
- We want to recognize and reward
this remarkable courage by helping these kids with college expenses...don't you?
- You can help by sending your tax
deductible contribution in today - we promise that every dime will go directly to assist a student in attaining his or her
The Ryan Mullaly Second Chance Fund
is a non-profit corporation offering scholarship assistance to young people who are fighting lymphoma. We are looking for
young men and women whose high school years were disrupted by lymphoma and whose ability to qualify for most scholarships
was precluded by the extensive absenteeism and physical disabilities which result from chemotherapy and radiation. The financial
impact on families dealing with cancer is significant. In addition to many expenses not covered by health insurance, families
often experience a substantial loss in income as one parent must stop working to care for the ill child. There are enormous
transportation and meal expenses as the family tries to keep up with doctor and hospital visits and child care for other children
at home. Any savings the family might have for college is rapidly used up in an effort to keep up with mounting bills. All
of this is in addition to the terrible stress, sadness and worry that each family member is enduring through no fault of their
Ryan fought this battle for almost seven years and never gave up his goal of attending college. Although this
was not to be, we are determined to assist other young people in achieving their dream of a higher education.
Cancer and cancer treatment takes a terrible toll on high school students, many of whom are unable to
graduate on time, to do well on the SATS, to attend class regularly or to participate in sports or other activities that might
culminate in a scholarship for college. The Fund aims to serve this group of youngsters who have been deprived of a normal
high school experience that most teenagers take for granted.
You are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States;
2. You were diagnosed with lymphoma
(any type) or a recurrence of lymphoma between age 13 and graduation from high school;
3. You were under
active treatment for lymphoma while in high school, resulting in a substantial impact on your ability to attend class,
take the SAT's, etc.;
4. You have a treatment history which includes chemotherapy and/or radiation;
5. You are
currently a high school senior graduating in 2013;
6. You have not previously been awarded a scholarship from our
6. You will be pursuing an Associate's or Bachelor's degree at an accredited 2 year or 4 year college OR you
will be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary vocational or trade program which will culminate in certification.
Each award is $1,000. Priority is given to students still undergoing treatment and those with permanent effects from
treatment. Proof of diagnosis and treatment is required in the form of a letter from the treating oncologist.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
IS JULY 31, 2013.
We wish all of our cancer warriors the
best of health and much success in your educational pursuits. THUMBS UP!
Email us: The2dChanceFund@aol.com
us: 26 MEADOW LANE, PENNINGTON NJ 08534