Within the past few years, our family has lost 3 very dear cousins and friends to pancreatic cancer. The loss of Ron, Allen and Jerry has affected us deeply.
The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is less than five percent – a fact that has not changed in 30 years despite significantly improved survival rates for many other cancers. Although pancreatic cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths, only 1% of federal research funds are focused on this deadly disease. The Lustgarten Foundation is working to change this unfortunate situation. Their mission is to fund the scientific and medical research needed for diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of this disease. 100% of all donations go directly to research.
I will be joining our family in participating in the Ron Weber Walk for Life on Sunday, Sept. 26 at Bergen County College in Paramus, NJ which raises money to support the Lustgarten Foundation.
If you’re not busy that weekend, come join the walk that honors our cousin Ron’s legacy. Come alone or bring a friend or other family member – together we can make a difference! All donations are tax-deductible. If you would like to walk with us, feel free to join us by signing up online at http://paramuswalk.kintera.org/ : click on the logo for “Register.”