My involvement with PanCan began in the Spring of 2010, after my grandfather had been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. In 2010, the median survival rate once diagnosed was 3-6 months, and the five-year survival rate was approximately 6%. That means that in a room of 100 people, in 5 years, only 6 would still be alive. My grandfather was lucky, he was treated at one of the best cancer hospitals in the world and beat the median survival rate; however, the disease still cost him his life. After witnessing his arduous battle, I decided to join the fight against cancer by helping to fund the search for a cure and bring awareness to this disease. Today, the median survival rate is 9%; a 3% increase doesn’t seem huge -- but in that room of 100 people with pancreatic cancer, 3 more will live this year. That is huge. I hope you will join me in keeping my grandfather's memory alive and attempting to relieve others from a similar struggle with cancer.