It is estimated that more than 45,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and more than 38,000 will die from the disease. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, with a five-year survival rate of just 6%. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest relative survival rate of any major cancer.The Troutbirders and thousands of other people recently attended the Purple Stride fund raising run/walk event in Rochester, Minnesota. Here are friend Steve, who is fighting the courageous fight, and his family, son in law Chris, daughter Megan and wife Jewel.
Pancreatic cancer is the most under-funded, under-recognized and least-studied of all major cancer killers with only two percent of the National Cancer Institute's annual budget dedicated to pancreatic cancer research.
Your donations will help to change these dismal statistics by funding research grants, advocacy efforts, patient support, and awareness activities coordinated by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
A worthy cause indeed .ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the info.
A very worthy cause, TB. It's an insidious disease, often misdiagnosed or mistaken for something else. My sister developed it, wasn't diagnosed correctly for over a year. She was 52.ReplyDelete
Good to see you and others getting the word out for a good cause.ReplyDelete
Worthy cause. I've lost one friend to that awful cancer. So tragic. Kudos to you and the others who participated. And best wishes for your friend.ReplyDelete
I've never personally known anyone diagnosed with it. I thought it was rare. Thank you for a new understanding of the disease. I am often discouraged with the progress in curing cancer. Too often I think money is spent in advertising healthy lifestyles, which is a good thing but, IMHO, the money would be better spend in actual research.ReplyDelete
Yes, a worthy cause. I didn't know it was "under-studied" and "under-funded". Thanks for this post.ReplyDelete
It is a very worthy cause. I treated many patients with pancreatic cancer when I was still working. Because it gets so little public recognition many people are not aware of its symptoms until it is far advanced. Nice to see you out promoting awareness.ReplyDelete
Usually the prognosis is dismal, a young man from our area has it, they gave him 6 months at the most, he has small kids. SAD. There will be a fundraiser for his medical costs very soon:(ReplyDelete
Thanks for putting out the word about a great cause. I hope your friend Steve wins his battle against this horrible disease.ReplyDelete
Thank you for this information, TB. I knew that if even someone like Steve Jobs couldn't fight it and win, nobody can. 6%? That is dismal. I appreciate learning about this cancer and will send in a donation.ReplyDelete
A tough form to beat, prayers to your friend.ReplyDelete
wow, I had no idea that so little medical research is being done on pancreatic cancer. Cancer is a terrible disease. I hope your friend recovers!ReplyDelete
Wishing your friend hope and healing in the days and months to come -- you and your wife are good people Ray! xoReplyDelete
i had no idea it was so overlooked and so terrible.ReplyDelete
Diagnosis for pancreatic cancer is usually very late. Symptoms are confusing.ReplyDelete
I lost my best friend to this disease. I will keep your friend in my prayers and continue to support this cause. Thank you for shining the light.ReplyDelete
This cancer affected our family with the death of my father-in-law. A truly terrible disease.ReplyDelete
An awful disease! Healing thoughts and peace to your friend and his family.ReplyDelete
Prayers to your friend.ReplyDelete
A hateful disease, indeed. Praying for your friend and his family. So glad you and Mrs. T could take part and so frustrating how underfunded it is.ReplyDelete
So many diseases are over looked for the more "Popular" Causes and I find that so sad. In my opinion there should be proper funding for all diseases...ReplyDelete
I enjoyed following your Yellow Brick Road....
Great cause, and excellent info.ReplyDelete
Thanks for passing the word on to us!
Such a great cause; I too appreciate those (you) who support this foundation. I lost my dad to this horrid disease.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
It seems we are hearing more and more about pancreatic cancer these days. It's a tough fight!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.ReplyDelete
What a worthy cause for you all to be participating in... We --in this country--seem to put emphasis on certain things and ignore others... Example: We constantly hear about Breast Cancer. (I'm not saying we shouldn't --but just comparing here.) AND --as you said, nothing much is ever said about Pancreatic Cancer... We need to balance things out a little.ReplyDelete
It's the one that got my mom. She nearly made it two years. Thanks for the post.ReplyDelete
It is a very difficult cancer to detect. I do wonder why it's not researched more. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. My father was never diagnosed and died two years ago from pancreatic cancer.ReplyDelete
It's wonderful that you took the time to raise awareness and funds for this deadly disease. I wish Steve well.ReplyDelete
Thank you for putting a spotlight on this horrendous form of cancer. It took a dear friend about 20 yrs. ago and, you are right, there hasn't been anywhere near the emphasis put on this form of cancer as there has on others. It is still a mystery to many.ReplyDelete
Healing wishes for your friend. Sadly, know this too well.ReplyDelete