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  • Our Mission

  • Inspired by the life of John Shemenski, the Shemenski Foundation is dedicated to spreading the hope, courage and determination needed to beat brain cancer as we provide financial support and enable others to make a difference with a cancer-fighting cause.

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  • UC Brain Tumor Center

  • In 2012 the Shemenski Foundation teamed up with the UC Brain Tumor Center to focus on beating brain cancer. UC BTC has cared for over 2,000 patients with all types of brain tumors.

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John's Story

  • "He never lived for someday; he always lived for RIGHT NOW."
  • John was diagnosed with a brain tumor in March 2007 at the age of 33. From day 1 he showed hope, courage and determination to beat the tumor and not let it run his life. John was a husband, son, brother, cousin, uncle, friend, colleague and lover of life. He never lived for someday; he always lived for RIGHT NOW.

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