Purple Stride NYC is just around the corner! I have been actively involved with PanCan.org for a year now. It is such a warm, inviting, and impressive organization. My fellow volunteers have been instrumental in helping me cope with my grief and I have made real friends there. Every individual at PanCan.org has been touched in some way by Pancreatic Cancer and their commitment to raise awareness (there is next to none), develop an Early Detection test (doesn't exist), and to find a cure is relentless.
I stride in honor of my parents, Tom and Pam Banzet. I lost my mother, Pam, to Pancreatic Cancer in October of 2017 (just a few short months ago). I lost my father, Tom, to the same evil disease in January of 2013. In their honor, I will devote time to finding a cure. I will teach my son, Fenn, to turn a painful experience into something that can help others. My children will not know their wonderful grandparents, but they will know them through my sister and me. We will teach them to live like "Gigi" and "T." My parents were filled with love, compassion, dignity, integrity, and principle. My parents treated everyone the same, with kindness and respect. They were loved by everyone that knew them.
Please help me reach my goal this year! Every little bit helps and is appreciated!
THANK YOU to everyone who has reached out to me and my family. The amount of love we have received has been overwhelming.
Lots of Love: Kinsey, Billy, Fenn + Helen, Brian, Kate