Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.
Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer
I am contacting you today to solicit your support for Sandi and myself in our battle against Pancreatic Cancer. Our fight started in November 2015 with a 7% chance of surviving 5 years. After surgery in May 2016, I was cancer free for a year and a month before it reoccurred in my Pancreas. I had my second surgery in December 2017 and am cancer free today. My surgical oncologist informed me that I was his first patient in over 20 years of his practice to qualify for the surgery since my cancer did not metastasize. The researchers are still trying to determine why I am beating the odds with DNA, tissue, and blood tests.
I was fortunate to have the support of family, friends, neighbors, former classmates, and clients. I was also fortunate to have a dedicated, experienced team of doctors who are supported by the “Pancreatic Cancer Action Network”, PANCAN. Sandi and I have used the services of PANCAN in the past and now refer other people to them. They are the leading advocate for Pancreatic Cancer research and support.
With your help and the support of PANCAN, the 5 year survival rate has increased from 7% to 9% since 2015. However Pancreatic Cancer which is the third most prevalent cancer will kill approximately 44,000 people in the United States alone.
Sandi and I would greatly appreciate your financial support for Purple Stride of Cincinnati and perhaps join “Team Lange” at the walk on Saturday, September 29th. Purple Stride Cincinnati 2018