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I lost my father and best buddy, Joe Drolett on June 2nd of this year to pancreatic cancer. He lived a great life, and left behind a wife of 55 years, 4 children, 5 adoring grandchildren, 2 brothers, a great big extended family, and more friends than could ever be counted. We all were so grateful for the time we had but, of course, we all wanted more time.
Dad fought hard for over 2 years to battle this disease, but it was relentless. Dad, however, fought the battle with such grace and optimism. He smiled and encouraged us the whole time. He was and is my hero.
When Dad was first diagnosed, we did not know what to do or where to turn. My good friend, David Greene, (Dov's Uncle), and his mom Ann, having recently suffered the loss of their Mom, were quick to offer their help. Thanks to them, we found an amazing doctor for Dad, and will be forever grateful for their kind words, assistance, and encouragement. So this year I'm joining Dov's team!
Since Dad's diagnosis, I've become acutely aware of how prevelant this cancer is, and how it impacts the young and old. In addition to my Dad, I've learned about other good friends who have fought or are fighting this battle. It's brutal. We must find a cure.
Currently, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 9%. This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest, but it can’t take away our determination.
I invite you to please donate and/or walk with me and Team Lala!
I’ve stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Will you help me rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?
Every dollar that you give ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating today, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.
Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join me in the fight today.