Here's a great way to get some exercise while helping pancreatic cancer research. The following info is from their brochure:
"SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2008 | KIWANIS PARK, TEMPE Arizona (Baseline Road Entrance)
FACTS ABOUT PANCREATIC CANCER:
-Pancreatic Cancer has a mortality rate of 91 percent.
-This year alone, Pancreatic Cancer will kill approximately 34,290 friends, family and loved ones.
-Research spending per pancreatic cancer patient is the lowest of any leading cancer.
-Pancreatic cancer has the worst five-year survival rate of any cancer, partly because the cancer has usually developed into a late-stage disease by the time it is diagnosed.
2008 Support | All proceeds from the 2008 walk support the Translational Genomic Research Insitute’s (TGen) Pancreatic Cancer Research Laboratory. TGen’s efforts in fighting pancreatic cancer — the least curable of all cancers — is led by world-expert, Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, Physician-in-Chief and Director of TGen’s Clinical Translational Research Division. Dr. Von Hoff leads a team dedicated to developing improved diagnostics and more accurate treatments for patients.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. 5K run begins at 9:00 a.m. 1-mile walk begins at : 9:05 a.m. Kids dash to follow run/walk Kiwanis Park - Tempe, Arizona (Baseline Road Entrance)
TGen is a non-profi t 501(c)(3) organization that combines cutting-edge technology, bioinformatics and research to identify genes that play a role in disease development and progression. By partnering with collaborators in the clinical, academic and scientific communities around the world, TGen works hard to accelerate the development of new diagnostics and therapeutics for patients with pancreatic cancer."
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Having lost both my mother and uncle to this cancer, it does hold particular meaning for me. The statistics are brutal: less than 5% of pancreatic cancer patients are alive 5 years later. If you would like more information and/or to register online, please go to: www.tgenfoundation.org/NetCommunity/ Pa ge.aspx?pid=334
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