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Scholarship Winners Announced For United Cancer Survivors of America, Inc.
Date:5/1/2013

(PRWEB) May 01, 2013

United Cancer Survivors of America, Inc. announced their college scholarship winners of both of their programs today. One program is called Athletes Kickin’ Cancer. The scholarship goes to a senior high school athlete who has fought the battle of cancer sometime during their four years of high school. These athletes are nominated by their high school coaches and do plan to continuing playing their sport in college. The other program is called Students of Survivors. This scholarship is given to a senior high school student who has had a parent to fight the battle of cancer sometime during their four years of high school. What makes this ladder program unique is that they give financial gift to the cancer surviving parent of the scholarship winner.

The 2013 Champion of Life college scholarship winner for Athletes Kickin’ Cancer is Lidia Frias of Iola-Scandinavia High School, in Iola, Wisconsin. She is multi sport athlete who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent radiation treatments from middle school through her sophomore year. Lidia was named volleyball first team ALL-conference and spent the last 4 years helping to build a strong volleyball program. She set up summer leagues and mentored and coached elementary school-aged athletes. She was nominated by her high school volleyball coach, Charmaine Schreiber. Lidia will continue her volleyball career at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville.

The 2013 Students of Survivors S.O.S. college scholarship award is Tyler Grove of Lincoln Christian High School, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Tyler’s Mother, Karen, was diagnosed with Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma when Tyler was five years old. It was stage IV sarcoma and had spread to her lungs, heart and trachea. She has suffered sixteen surgeries including three open heart surgeries to remove cancer from her heart along with numerous types of chemo-treatments and 100 radiation treatments. She curre
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