Help Me Fight Pancreatic Cacer
This year, I'm finally getting back to fundraising for pancreatic cancer research. TGen is hosting a 5K run/walk and I'm setting the bar higher and am hoping to raise $2000 this year!
I’m super excited to be joining up with TGen to raising funds for pancreatic cancer. I have firsthand experience with TGen so I can guarantee you the money I raise are going directly towards pancreatic cancer research! Once conventional treatment no longer was able to be continued, my mom turned to TGen at Scottsdale Shea Hospital in Phoenix. At TGen, she participated in several clinical trials until her body just couldn’t anymore. This past year, I was seen by the TGen pancreatic cancer experts in their Early Detection Clinic. Thanks to them, I was able to be genetically tested for the gene that has been found in familial pancreatic cancer and thankfully I don’t have it! However, I’m still considered high risk since I have had 2 relatives who have had this awful cancer. I’m so grateful to the staff at TGen, they not only gave me a few more months with my mom so she could get to know Connor and Caden, but they have also given me hope that early detection tests are on the horizon!.
The five-year survival rate is just 7%, and I recently learned that pancreatic cancer is anticipated to move from the fourth to the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. by 2020. More than 48,900 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. The 1 year survival rate is only 20%.....my mom survived for 16 1/2 months so she beat one of the odds, but it still took her!
I really appreciate all your support in the past and I hope you will consider helping me in supporting the TGen's effort to fight this disease! On November 3rd, I'll be walking and running with thousands of other people impacted by this disease, and together our efforts can lead to change.
Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
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