Team Sobanski

Tips for Writing Your Best Fundraising Letter Ever

Make it personal. Share your story, tell them why you are involved and convince them to be as well.  Keep it short and sweet.  Give them the facts (about pancreatic cancer and the Hirshberg Foundation).  People are more likely to donate to something they understand.  We all know the pancreatic cancer facts speak for themselves, let people hear […]

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Doug Carlson starts the 2011 LACC 10K

Walk, Run & Fight Cancer alongside Doug

Doug Carlson shares his story of his battle with pancreatic cancer below. I have been battling pancreatic cancer since February of 2010. Shortly after my diagnosis, I underwent surgery with Dr. Howard Reber at UCLA. Now, I am being treated with pill-form chemotherapy to fight the cancer’s spread to the lining of my stomach—so far […]

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Allen’s Army 2011 Team Story

My stepdad was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in June 2010. There were no clear symptoms other than the fact that he was not feeling well and was experiencing weight loss. The doctors had initially thought it was pancreatitis, but after living with these random symptoms for four to five months, he finally received […]

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LA Cancer Challenge Schneider Gursey

LACC Check List for Success!

STEP 1 Add a photo to your Personal & Team Pages Give it a personal touch by adding a photo to your fundraising pages & increase your fundraising potential! STEP 2 Edit the text on your Personal & Team Page Tell the story of why you are doing the LACC & encourage others to join […]

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Maggie Mahoney Ellen's Angels

Maggie Mahoney, 7-Time Team Captain of Ellen’s Angels

As I sit down to reflect on my time working with the Hirshberg Foundation I am overwhelmed with many emotions. First and foremost I think of my beautiful, amazing, and inspiring, mother Ellen Mahoney, who passed away in June 2006. Her short five-month battle is the reason I got involved in the fight against pancreatic […]

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Michael Muhney at the 2010 LA Cancer Challenge

Michael Muhney to Host the 15th Annual LA Cancer Challenge

The 15th Annual L.A. Cancer Challenge has recruited one of daytime’s brightest stars to help fight pancreatic cancer. Michael Muhney of CBS’s “The Young and the Restless” will host the 5K/10K Run on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the Veteran’s Administration Grounds in Los Angeles, California. The L.A.C.C. benefits the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer […]

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Wells Fargo Banner

Wells Fargo Joins the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

We are happy to announce that Wells Fargo has joined the fight against pancreatic cancer as the presenting sponsor for the 15th Annual LA Cancer Challenge on October 28th, 2012. The LA Cancer Challenge (LACC) is held at the VA Grounds in Westwood, CA. “We’re very excited for this opportunity,” said Lindsay Seymour, Marketing Consultant […]

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Lisa, Agi, Eli & friends

The LA Cancer Challenge Story

The Story of the LA Cancer Challenge from our Event Chairperson & Executive Director of the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Lisa Manheim The LACC is a magical event steeped in a rich tradition of family, friends and a relentless effort to raise money to find a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. I have had the privilege […]

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