Join us as we Stride each year, hold a vigil to honor those we love and wage war on Pancreatic Cancer in the CLE! On Facebook, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Cleveland Affiliate & on Twitter, @pancancleveland - get involved! Be the Change! Wage Hope!
Always Fighting for the Love of My Life
Edward J. Demyan; Pancreatic Cancer Victim; Supported and written by MaryKaye Mackulin, who loved him. RIP my sweet man ... 1963 - 2011
I took the Pledge - Will You... With Your Support we can change the future for the next generation... Don't let your family, friends and loved ones be at risk for a 6% survival rate. With your help in raising awareness - the future CAN and WILL be changed.
Well - BJ is absolutely someone that goes right onto the HERO list for this gal! Did I support him with a small donation, You bet your Butt I Did!
Lustgarten Foundation gives 100% of the money they raise to Research for Pancreatic Cancer. Although their organization is not in any way connected to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - the organizations do have a nice working relationship and support the same goal - Research to Find An Early Detection Tool for Pancreatic Cancer and ultimately a Cure!
I wish BJ the Best of Luck on this very cool adventure and can only hope that some day I could do something on this scale to raise awareness & funds for research.
BJ - Man, if you make it through the CLE, you have a bed, a roof and a meal on me - and of course, a GLBC beer of your choice!
On Sunday, September 30, 2012 Cleveland was one of 60 communities in the US to take part in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's 2nd Annual
PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope.
This Vigil shines a purple spot light on this disease and the need to make it a priority in the cancer fighting world.
It was a beautiful night!
All of our speakers did a great job and the media was
on-hand to help support awareness, which was greatly appreciated!
We all know that for the next month, there is only 1 color and 1 cancer that will be focused on.... and that's o.k. to a certain extent - we just have to keep in mind that there are other, very deadly cancers out there that steal our Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives, Aunts, and Cousins that need attention!
As for me - Purple is the color I will fight for until we have "respectable" statistics....