Team Bernie volunteers

In Memory of Bernie Kaplan, Team Bernie

1998, Memorial Day weekend – I received a phone call from my mom that my dad was rushed to the emergency room with a Hemoglobin (blood level) of 7.5.  My dad was diabetic and recently was slowly losing weight (he was 300 lbs., so we were happy that he had been losing the weight).  Little […]

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Jane & Daughters Sarah and Carmelle Banks

In Memory of Jane E. Dorr-Banks, Jane’s Girls

I love how the LA Cancer Challenge embodies both my passion to fight pancreatic cancer and my personal commitment to support families facing all cancers! My mom, Jane E. Dorr-Banks survived pancreatic cancer for 2 ½ years. She is the driving force behind each step I take, every donation I make, and any awareness I […]

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In Memory Joe LoCicero, Team Joe

From Sara’s 2010 Team Captain Spotlight: Sara Clickenger is not only Assistant Center Director at Century City Medical Weight Loss, but she is also Team Captain of TEAM JOE. Sara created Team Joe two years ago in memory of her amazing and inspiring friend Jo LoCicero. Sara has been training for the LA Cancer Challenge […]

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In Memory of Dolores C. Salazar, Waddling Penguins

Our waddling penguin put up a great fight but lost to pancreatic cancer. Although she is in the clouds now with our Lord, our fight here goes on to find early detection & ultimately a cure. Please support The Hirshberg Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research and perhaps soon we can win against this disease. Thank […]

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In Memory of Mama Lana, Team Lana

Team LANA is in support of a Beautiful Wife, Fabulous Mom, Groovy Grandma, Amazing Aunt, Sunny Sister and Funky Friend Lana, who lost her battle with Pancreatic Cancer in August of 2010, after a two month battle with PANCREATIC CANCER! (more…)

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Team Marila at the 2011 LA Cancer Challenge

Erika Cervantes, Team Captain of Team Marila

 Team Marilla My mom, Marila Cervantes was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late 2006. After she had the whipple procedure on her birthday, December 18, 2006 I wanted to do something for my mom. I wanted to make sure that she didn’t feel alone. After researching information and learning about this horrific disease, we knew we […]

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Matt's son Wes has been an avid supporter of pancreatic cancer research from an early age

Matt Skinner’s Fundraising Tips

Matt Skinner is a husband, father, son, marathon runner, bow tie fan, & East Coast transplant. 11 years ago he joined friends and family in support of Mark Galton during his battle with pancreatic cancer. Today, he continues to run in Mark’s memory and to support all the other wonderful people he has met through […]

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LACC Memories Quilt

Ways to Honor Loved Ones at the LA Cancer Challenge

The LA Cancer Challenge unites those touched by pancreatic cancer for a day dedicated to creating public awareness, remembering those we have lost, and honoring those who are fighting this disease.  There are many ways to honor and remember loved ones at the LACC.  Whether you choose to wear a tribute bib, create a quilt square, […]

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Teri Hughes with sons Sebi & Gage (right) at the 2011 LACC

Teri Hughes, Team Captain of Hughes Hugs

My dad, Paul Hughes, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April, 2000.  He passed away less than three months later.  At 68 my dad lived a healthy life, ate well, swam, played basketball and was very active, even up until his diagnosis. We were in shock when they told us this was Stage IV with […]

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