Friday, July 17, 2009

Fort Lauderdale, FL July 17, 2009

Providing quality of life goods and services for young adults, 18 – 28, suffering from advanced-stage cancer and related complications, Amiee's Place was founded in early 2009 by parents of a young adult patient fighting a very rare and aggressive malignant head and neck cancer, angiosarcoma. Today the 501(c)(3) Foundation announced today its goal to raise $1 million dollars in their daughter Amiee's name, to seed their South Florida based program which will serve patients in the Dade, Broward and Palm Beaches. The fundraising will kick off on July 27, in honor of her 23rd birthday, and will conclude July 27th, 2010.

Information about Amiee's fight and the foundation in her name can be found at This new site contains several features, including a Cancer Support page with links to worldwide organizations providing the latest research and educational information for young adult cancer fighters. A blog is also available where visitors can get updates on Amiee's condition and to share inspirational commemorative stories about their experiences with young adult cancer. This compassionate community is supported by clinical and medical health professionals, members and their loved ones.

The Foundation's program is designed to provide comfort care and quality of life goods and services to an underserved population of Gen-Yers. According to the American Cancer Society "Young adults diagnosed with cancer face unique challenges that can make them feel alone…such as fertility, body image, education, they are still aspiring to actualize their goals and dreams and are more susceptible to insurance and employment issues".. If you know of someone who would benefit from membership at Amiee's Place, an application is available through the website on the Contact Us page. Some of the services provided include paying for on-line courses, delivering cases of Vitamin Water or special dietary items not covered by insurance, providing laptops with wireless access, manicure/pedicures, and more.

If you are interested donating to Amiee's Place or becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Social workers and medical care providers wishing to be a referral source can contact us directly at:

Contact Information

Amiee's Place Foundation
Cindi Dixon, Co-Executive Director



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