Adaptive Business Group is launching a fundraiser to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Network. A couple of losses to the disease in 2017 hit close to home for members of the Adaptive family. We challenged ourselves to a Spartan Super Race, something all but two of us have ever tried before, in January of 2018. The Spartan Race defines the event as an 8+ mile/20+ obstacle riddled battlefield of insane terrain, combined with obstacles to test your physical strength and mental resolve. We have 3 full months left of training and preparation, so we will be sharing updates of our progress with you all. We would love for anyone to contribute any size donation to help remind us why we signed up for this crazy race!
Lindsey Walter, a member of our Content & Analytics team, lost her uncle, TJ, earlier this year after a 4-year battle with multiple forms of cancer. In his younger days, TJ was a 12-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier as a bareback rider with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013, at which point he moved to Orange County part-time to live with his brother (Lindsey’s father) and his family. TJ quickly became a part of the nuclear family, introducing his nieces and nephew to country western films, most of all those starring John Wayne. TJ was a quick-witted jokester since his youth, a trait which remained with him to his final day. He will be fondly remembered as he was, with a cowboy hat on and a perpetual smirk on his face.
Kerry Bowden, our Content & Analytics Director lost her mother, Robin, on June 25, 2017 after an 18-month battle. In that time, Robin completed a bucket list which included taking a hot air balloon, seeing David Gilmour, visiting Joshua Tree, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead one more time, all the while going through chemotherapy treatments. She sat in a chemotherapy chair with a smile on her face just 10 days before she passed. Before the diagnosis, most of her family and friends did not realize how devastating of a diagnosis that Pancreatic Cancer is. Though she had great medical professionals from three different major hospitals working to give her the best possible care, she did not have much of a chance against this terrible disease.
This fundraiser for the Pancreatic Cancer Network hopes to change survival rates for those like TJ and Robin.
Thank you for any assistance!
The Adaptive Family