Please Support Me in the LA Cancer Challenge!
Tom, Ken, and Teresa invite you to support the Hirshberg Foundation to work toward a cure for pancreatic cancer and to honor a beloved angel, Lisa Knight, who is pictured above.
Lisa was at our wedding, we went on ski trips every year, she brought Kevin into our lives, and more recently, Lisa nursed Teresa through her serious illness. She literally saved Teresa. When Lisa became ill last year, we were sure we would be able to save her. We lost her to cancer – a loss we feel every day.
Pancreatic cancer is a vicious disease, and it has nearly doubled in two decades. It now claims more lives in the US than breast cancer, liver cancer, kidney cancer, ovarian cancer, lymphoma, or leukemia. It has become an epidemic, so please help us do something about it. The proceeds of this event are funneled directly to pancreatic cancer researchers in the form of seed grants, and you can see exactly where your donations go (this is where the money went last year: http://pancreatic.org/research/seed-grant-program/seed-grant-recipients/). The Foundation funds as many seed grants as possible, but many robust and promising grants are passed over due to a lack of funding. For every grant passed over, hope for understanding this deadly disease and hope for a cure is diminished.
The 23rd annual LA Cancer Challenge will take place on Sunday, October 25th, and it’s a virtual event this year, due to COVID so that you can participate from wherever you are. Please join my team and/or donate. I never thought pancreatic cancer would touch me personally – no one ever does – but it has, and we are all at risk, so let’s work together to fund a cure!
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