A Poem for Pancreatic Cancer
by Wendy Schroeter
It’s October, Fall is here
Or at least it’s that time of year
Everyone’s busy, running around
Not a bit of spare time to be found.
But I ask you please
To take just a minute
To click on my link
And see what’s within it.
You see, year after year
I will persevere
To help raise awareness
of this thing that I fear.
Is a terrifying foe
That took our dear dad
Too soon, 13 years ago.
It spares no one
Young or old
Male or female
Yes. It is that bold.
A father like ours
One of the unlucky ones.
On October 26th
We will once again be
Team Stan the Man
And walk in his memory.
So please take a moment
Join our team or donate
And let’s fight this disease
That one day… we will eradicate.
I want to share with you how big of an impact your fundraising will have on the lives of people affected by pancreatic cancer. The money you raise goes toward investments into new research, continued development of treatment options and increased patient care.
The Hirshberg Foundation is committed to turning your fundraising dollars into real results. To date, the Foundation has:
- Invested $5 million in seed grants for novel research ideas
- Funded Seed Grant Award Recipients who have received $60 million dollars in government funding
- Raised more than $14 million for pancreatic cancer research
- Granted over $1 million in financial aid for patients and provided assistance to thousands of patients and their families
We are nowhere close to being done! We are in the midst of our next funding cycle for new seed grants and expect to receive a record 50 applications. We must fund the top 10 scored projects in order to advance science. With $50,000 needed for each grant awarded, we need $500,000 to succeed our goal.
This is where your fundraising efforts through the LACC will make a significant difference. Log in to your fundraising headquarters today.
Thank you for joining our relentless and passionate pursuit to end this disease.
|Agi Hirshberg, Founder
Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Team Go Fisch was assembled by pancreatic cancer patient Leslie Fischer. Leslie was diagnosed at age 42 with stage 4 cancer in July 2013 and has been in treatment ever since.
Leslie intends to beat the odds and live a long life with this “chronic condition.” She is doing and feeling well – working, exercising, traveling, being a mom and wife. Leslie is participating in the Cancer Challenge to share with the pancreatic cancer community that you can live with this disease, have a positive attitude and enjoy a good quality of life. She hopes to inspire more patients and survivors to participate in efforts to fund research for new treatment options and cures.
The Skinner family at the 2013 LA Cancer Challenge
The LA Cancer Challenge has been a part of my family’s lives for the last 11 years. When our friend Mark was diagnosed in 2002 we raced in support. Since he succumbed to the disease, we’ve raced to remember. The race had become a proud yearly tradition. Slowly, we’ve become more involved and have gotten to know so many people in the Hirshberg organization. The 2013 event will forever hold a special place in my heart. The day after the 2012 LA Cancer Challenge my daughter Maggie decided to get into the race that she had watched from the sideline for the first 7 years of her life.
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