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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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Team Milstein Adelman

Why I Run: Courtney Manning

Being a part of the LA Cancer Challenge was so much fun! As former Marketing Coordinator at Milstein Adelman, LLP, information about the walk came through my email. The opportunity seemed like a great one as the firm also supports and represents victims of pancreatic cancer against the manufacturers of major drugs that cause it. […]

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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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Why We Fisch: Team Go Fisch

Team Go Fisch 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 […]

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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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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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Team Lana

Why We Walk: Team LANA

Team LANA On August 18, 2010 at 7:34 am, our Mother Lana took her last breath after a short two-month battle with pancreatic cancer.  She passed peacefully in her own home surrounded by her family and a mountain of love.  It was the most profound experience of all of our lives and we all felt […]

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Julie (center) and team at the 2013 LACC

Why We Run: TAZ (Team Adam Zauder)

TAZ (Team Adam Zauder) After a long, courageous and exhausting battle with pancreatic cancer, Adam Zauder passed away on December 23, 2009. He was only 51. Adam was one of those rare and special individuals who walk into your life and change it forever. I was fortunate enough to have eighteen years with him. (more…)

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Team Dedola 2013!

Why We Run: The Dedolians

The Dedolians Dedola Global Logistics began working with Ron and Agi Hirshberg 20 years ago when they owned and operated their company, Agron. We continued our relationship with the Hirshbergs when Agi and Ron’s son Jon started their next venture, JR286, and currently provide logistics and compliance services to ENIJR286. As such, we have been involved […]

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Team Chuyera 2013

Why We Run: Team Chuyera

Team Chuyera On May 5th, 2011 my aunt “Chuyera” was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. From that day on all of our lives changed forever. My aunt was one of the most beautiful and charismatic women I knew.  She was always laughing, always very welcoming, kind, and loving. She never once complained about her illness and […]

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