My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Sep 04, 2017 by Madison Bach-Hansen

       As my dad was walking to his car after enrolling into the University of Maryland, he got a call that my grandpa, Eivind Bach-Hansen, was diagnosed with lung cancer. My dad then walked back in and dropped out of college before getting the chance to attend school. My grandpa had gone through chemotherapy for less than a year. Soon, doctors removed one of his lungs, which in turn took his life because he could not survive on one lung. 

My Grandpa with his dog, Duke, and my Grandma Bach.

     I never got to meet my grandpa. He died on May 1st, 1995. I wonder what life could have been like if I had gotten to have a relationship with him, and to have known his voice and how much he loved me.  I am honored to be a part of Young Hearts, a club at Woodson High School, and to walk with my friends, peers, and neighbors to help raise awareness and research for blood cancers. Our team goal for Young Hearts is $50,000, and the donations you make will go towards our goal. My fundraising goal is $500, which will go to research for blood cancers like leukemia and lymphomia. I want to give people the chance to know their loved ones, and to not let cancer win the fight. I will be walking in honor of both of my grandparents, Eivind and Corry, along with Alexandra (a family friend who lost her life to cancer when she was 4 years old). I hope everyone will consider donating to the cause!

Alexandra and her mom, Jennie

Me with my Grandma Bach, a survivor of breast cancer


Supporter Comments

    "A great and worthy cause! The world needs more people like you to care and to actually do something to make a difference - you rock!"

    Chris Kawchak

    Fri Sep 01 07:15:30 EDT 2017

    "Thank you Madison!!!!"

    Young Hearts

    Fri Nov 10 10:43:28 EST 2017

    "Great job Madison!"

    Shawn Bergen

    Thu Oct 19 11:47:12 EDT 2017

    "Proud to support your commitment to this great cause!"

    Stephanie Glashow

    Thu Oct 19 10:10:14 EDT 2017

    "Dear Madison, You are one special little lady for doing this. My sweet Alexandra is certainly smiling down on you, with approval and love. May God's arms always be wrapped around you. Jennie Cullen Meyer (Alexandra's mom)"

    Jennifer Cullen

    Mon Sep 25 08:51:41 EDT 2017

    "Thanks for making a difference, Madison. You're doing a great thing for many cancer patients and the families that support them everyday. Good on ya!"

    Doug DeVault

    Mon Sep 25 08:44:35 EDT 2017

    "Light the Night, Madison. Thank you for working to raise awareness and money for such a good cause. <3 "

    Dec Family

    Wed Sep 06 11:09:53 EDT 2017

    "Great job Madison. Cancer has stricken my family (Grandfather and Brother) - thanks for doing this and being a great role model."

    Donna Bargas

    Sun Sep 03 01:13:57 EDT 2017

    "Thanks for working toward a cure for lukemia and lymphoma. My Mom passed away from this blood cancer in 2010."

    Lori Apostolico

    Sun Sep 03 11:11:57 EDT 2017

    "Madison, I've known your dad for too many years to talk about. He's apparently raised an amazing and caring daughter! Thank you for doing this! "


    Wed Sep 27 07:56:53 EDT 2017

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $1,072.42 | Goal: $500.00
214 %

My Team

Team Total: $55,562.23 | Goal: $50,000.00

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My Thanks To

Homer & Charlene Christen... $50.00
Jennifer Cullen $50.00
Doug DeVault $50.00
Dec Family $50.00
Stephen Gordon $50.00
Lori Apostolico $50.00
Donna Bargas $25.00
Chris Kawchak $25.00
Stacie Bicknell $20.00
Young Hearts  
Kevin Christensen  
Shawn Bergen  
Stephanie Glashow