• Journeys 2020

  • A Great Day for the Bandana Bolt

    “The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life.”

    This year we celebrated our 8th annual Bandana Bolt the same day as the 33rd National Cancer Survivors Day. Our hearts at 13thirty Cancer Connect were warmed by the overwhelming virtual participation in this year’s Bandana Bolt 5k run/walk. We had participation all over the country, from coast to coast celebrating cancer survivors everywhere.


    “Fun Facts” about the Bandana Bolt 5K:

    • Bandanas are often worn by AYAs in treatment, hence the name – Bandana Bolt!
    • Although held virtually, 2020 was the 8th Annual Race. 2013 was our first year and we haven’t stopped running since!
    • The Rochester race is always held at Seneca Park.
    • The first few years the race was held in the fall, the morning right after Journeys!
    • With the exception of the 2020 design, the bandana design is typically a snapshot of a piece of work from NYC based artist and one of Melissa’s brothers, Mark Sengbusch. One of her other brother’s Matthew, helps us with the graphic design.
    • Every year, our AYAs create handmade custom butterfly medals for our race winners (due to COVID-19, we missed the tradition this year!)
    • The 1st Annual Bandana Bolt 5K – Syracuse will be held on Sunday, October 4th at Green Lakes Park. Fingers crossed!

    Not only does the Bandana Bolt help 13thirty Cancer Connect support our AYAs living with cancer, it raises nationwide awareness on their behalf. There’s no “good” time to have cancer, but being an AYA living with cancer is particularly challenging. AYAs are caught in the gap between pediatric and adult medicine and have seen little improvement in survival rates compared to other groups. Being separated from their peers and dealing with a diminished self-image presents unique challenges for AYAs. Read more about how 13thirty Cancer Connect advocates for AYAs living with cancer.

    Can’t get enough of this year’s Bandana Bolt? Check out our Facebook page for more photos.

  • Events

    Rochester Sponsors & Events

    Interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor in 2020? We are proud to acknowledge your company in many, very visible ways. You can view sponsorship benefits and get started by filling out the pledge form or contact christina@13thirty.org. Thank you!

    Keep up with our Rochester signature events throughout the year. Find flyers, links to tickets and more event information. Updates will be made as more event dates are set. Interested in sponsoring or hosting a 13thirty Cancer Connect event? Contact Christina for Rochester and Katie for Syracuse events.

    Leaders:

    Blaesi’s Automotivehttp://www.blaesiautomotive.com/
    Wischmeyer’s Plumbing Plus: https://www.plumbingplusny.com/

    Believers:

    Pellittiere and Jonsson: https://www.pjestatelaw.com/
    Kenron Industrial: https://www.kenron.com


    Dreamers:

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    Signature Events

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    Check back soon for more information on our annual events such as Journeys, Bandana Bolt, and Goin’ Bald for Bucks. We are looking forward to our 2020 events. 2020 marks 20 years making a difference for 13thirty Cancer Connect.

    Contact us with any questions!

    Thank you to our 2020 Corporate Sponsors who help continue our mission and make our signature events possible!