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High School Freshman Brings Chemo Bags to Cancer Patients

POSTED: Dec. 3, 2012 Share

Matt Ferguson was inspired to start Matt's Chemo Bags during his freshman year of high school after finding out his mom had been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Motivated by the community's positive feedback to his cause, Ferguson expanded his breast cancer fundraising efforts and created a now-annual Think Pink Week at his high school. Within just two years, this event has already raised over $20,000. Matt's Chemo Bags continues to grow and now services all of Oregon, Southwest Washington and Northern California. In 2012, Nickelodeon selected Matt as one of their HALO award winners, which honor the accomplishments of real-life inspiring teens. In this video excerpt, watch Matt accept his award and receive a surprise from actress Emma Stone, which includes a visit to UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center to meet cancer researcher and Herceptin pioneer Dr. Dennis Slamon.


Last updated: 7/24/2013 3:51:21 PM