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Pamela Itkin-Ansari

Why We Need You to Fundraise

The LA Cancer Challenge is more than just the starting line for Halloween fun. It is our biggest fundraising event of the year. I want to tell you why I need you to keep fundraising. We need to fund exceptional research in order to find a cure. Here are the details: In August we received […]

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If Phil can do it, so can you!

At the LA Cancer Challenge we often hear stories of people running their first race or walking farther than they thought possible; individuals who rise to the challenge to make a difference in the fight against pancreatic cancer. No one has risen to the challenge more than Phil Kent. Phil was diagnosed in November of […]

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Team Go Fisch at the 2014 LACC

A Different Side of Pancreatic Cancer

The LACC brings together a community touched by pancreatic cancer. Too often, this has been a community of those who have lost someone. Last year, we showed a different side of this disease and honored more than a dozen survivors. Leslie Fischer, 3rd year team captain of Team Go Fisch, was among them. Leslie was […]

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Rayva, Kei, Kayl and Kol

Cancer Changes Everything

Cancer Changes Everything By Rayva L.G. Harrell In this month and season that the world sets aside for Thanksgiving, I am gently reminded each day of the many things God has given me to be thankful for. Of course this includes my family, friends, and dream team of angels. But most of the ordinary things […]

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Event Schedule

This Weekend’s LA Cancer Challenge!

Dear Participants, Let the count-down begin! Get your Halloween costume ready! The LACC is this Sunday! HERE ARE THE KEY DETAILS FOR THIS WEEKEND: Download Course Map → Download Parking Map → PACKET PICKUP: Optional packet pick up is available on Saturday, October 25th from noon until 4 pm on the VA grounds. You can […]

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A Poem for Pancreatic Cancer

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 […]

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Agi Hirshberg

Your Fundraising Dollars at Work

Dear Participants, 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 […]

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Maggie with her medal!

Why We Run: Maggie’s 1st 5K

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 […]

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Mia's Angels shirt

Why We Participate: Mia’s Angels

Mia’s Angels When asked to write this brief explanation as to why I participate in the LA Cancer Challenge I was dumbfounded. Didn’t know what to do or say; except yes, sure I’ll do it. Then memories of my mother, Maria E. Sanchez, flooded my mind and tears instantaneously flooded my eyes falling down my […]

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Betty & Jules Sandford

Why We Support: The Sandford Family

The Sandford Family The Sandford Family – four generations of women (3 to 86 years) plus one man – were joined by assorted husbands, significant others and family friends to run and walk the LA Cancer Challenge in memory of my husband Jules. All of us loved the experience! We met our goal of 20 team members and […]

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That's me, #1240!

Why We Join the Fight: Milstein Adelman

Milstein Adelman The law offices of Milstein Adelman began working with The Hirshberg Foundation to raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer due to our common goals. Milstein Adelman pursues litigation against pharmaceutical products that increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. When informed of The Hirshberg Foundation’s LA Cancer Challenge, the office leapt at the […]

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Why We Wear Leis: Ohana Means Family

Ohana Means Family Participating in the LA Cancer Challenge has quickly become an annual tradition for our family.  Ohana Means Family was formed in the fall of 2012 just before the passing of my grandmother, Kay Shimizu.  She was active in the community throughout her life and was probably the most selfless person I know.  […]

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