An essay contest for high school students to share their stories about living with cancer. If you’re a cancer survivor or have a loved one or friend with cancer,
share your story!


  • Write 500-2000 words about your experience.
  • Previous Entrants may re-apply, submissions must be new and original.
  • Submit by March 18, 2018: midnight
  • Awards ceremony Sunday, May 20, 2018.
  • Download and Print “Dear Cancer, It’s Me” Packet here .
  • Download and Print Spanish “Dear Cancer, It’s Me” Packet (coming soon).


1st Place:  $1,500

2nd Place:  $1,000

3rd Place:  $500

Submit Entry