Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer
Team Ace walks in remembrance of Charlie Neumann who passed away on August 25th, 2015. Ace is the nickname he gave himself that never seemed to catch on besides a few family friends, my brother, and me. We called him that because he thought it was funny and it also annoyed our mom. My dad deserved the nickname though because he aced everything. He aced being a husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He spoiled my mom at every birthday, Christmas, and anniversary with a ton of gifts or a giant flower made of candy to show how much he loved her. I had the best father, he pushed my brother and I to be the best that we could and came to support us at every game, meet, banquet, event, and even practices. He wanted to be there for us for everything. As a son, he helped his parents move and kept up their cabin, so it was always ready and open for them. I would guess that his sisters would say that he was annoying growing up as most brothers are, but he was also protective and funny. All my cousins can attest to how fun my dad was to be around, he was goofy and loved to make people laugh. My dad made friends everywhere he went and did things like make 72 dozen cookies at Christmas time just so he could give cookies to all his friends and family. Ace never caught on while my dad was alive, but hopefully we can use his nickname to work together and fight for a cure.
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.
Our team has stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Will you help us rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?
Every dollar that you donate ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to create better outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating to our team, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.
Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join us in the fight today.