Give Back for Shawn

Did you ever meet someone that was so full of life, so selfless that would go to any lengths to put a smile on your face? Someone that didnt care what situation he was in he will travel a few hours to come to your dorm lounge to help you with a communications project? Someone that will find you when you are at your worse and made you feel better. Someone that is wacky as hell but someone that you can trust with everything? That was my friend Shawn Saguid . I met him back in 2010 when I went to a party at my alma mater of Iona College and he introduced me to people that became my family, he always was comforting in good times and bad and he always managed to help when the college parties got to be too much. 

My favorite memory with Shawn was when he helped me with my communication project and he made sure that everything went off without a hitch. I will never forget that day and i never forget about him. 

On July 22nd 2017 Shawn Saguid lost his fight with Intimal Sarcoma in the heart and lungs. Only 130 cases in the world are found with this rare form of cancer and unfortunately this good soul was one of them. This cancer is found in autopsies and is rare for it to be caught in its full form. Sarcoma is an uncommon group of cancers which arise in the bones, and connective tissue such as fat and muscle. In most cases, it’s not clear what causes sarcoma. Family history and exposure to chemicals or radiation may increase risk.His first post on GoFundMe Started in March of 2016 and he spent about a year and a half fighting the good fight while making his friends and family aware of what Sarcoma really was.

In December of 2017 following his death we raised $1000 dollars for the Sarcoma Foundation of America
In July 2018 we raised $1100
In July of 2019 we raised 2,000 +
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic we were unable to continue our mission for the Sarcoma foundation in 2021.

Our goal in 2023 we are looking to double the donations through donations and events.

Join us December 1st at Katch Astoria as we celebrate Shawn's Life and raise money for the Sarcoma foundation of America and toys for the Mt. Sinai Kravis Children's hospital.

Donations (91)

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  • Charisma Baez
    • $25 
    • 7 d
  • Lucious Wilson
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Alesia Ortiz
    • $120 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 5 mos
  • Anahid Ugurlayan
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
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Katerina Koufalis
Astoria, NY
Sarcoma Foundation of America
Registered nonprofit
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