Matt’s Story

Cancer finds us wherever we are in our lives. Cancer found Matt in the midst of a successful career and among a large, happy family. In the fall of 2009, Matt developed a cough that he couldn’t shake. He didn’t…

SURVIVEiT®

Every day we’re not acting is a day we’re losing.  The most important question a patient can ask following a diagnosis is, “What’s next?” SURVIVEiT® is the answer. A nonprofit that provides a web-based platform developed by survivors for cancer…

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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill SURVIVEiT® is provided free to anyone affected by cancer through the generosity and compassion of people like you. We invite you…

Latest Blog Posts

Art & Soul Gala – Chapter Two

Last year around this time, my wife and I were busy preparing for the first ever Art & Soul Gala. We spent many hours with a wonderful team of volunteers making sure every detail was in place. But even with…

Trust Me with More – My Prayer for 2015

On this day in 2009, I was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer.  I was told without treatments I had eight months to live.  With treatments, I was facing a five year survival rate of 5%.  Over the last five years I’ve…

A Time for Thanksgiving – Because Time Matters

December 31, 2014 will mark the fifth year since the day I was first told ,“You have lung cancer.” It was a diagnosis I never expected with a prognosis that was equally shocking. Because there is no early detection test…

Seeking Volunteers

We need your help. Unity is STRENGTH and we are only as strong as our community of compassionate and generous people. Help us meet our goal of becoming One Million Strong. Join Team SURVIVEiT™!

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The Marketplace

Matt and Melissa Ellefson created The Marketplace as an easy way to share the products they love with anyone interested in healthy living. The Ellefsons are passionate about helping people nourish their bodies, boost their immune systems, improve their fitness,…

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SURVIVEiT? SURVIVEiT is a nonprofit web-based platform developed by survivors for cancer patients. At surviveit.org, anyone affected by cancer can locate the very best in treatment, view ratings and reviews of cancer centers posted by survivors, rate their…

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