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Help Ken and Pam Crush Cancer


January 05, 2016

As of today, we are just over $200 away from our initial goal! Pam's fight is only beginning and your support means the world to her.  See more


If you’ve walked in the Ann Arbor JCC building at some point in the last five years, you have probably been greeted by Ken Emerson.  Wearing his trademark blue shirt, Ken knows not only the inside of the building like the back of his hand but also all the people who visit it each day.

Two months ago, Ken’s wife Pam was diagnosed with cancer in the lining of her uterus which has now spread to her lymph nodes and possibly her lungs. One of Pam’s four sisters was also recently diagnosed with a similar type of cancer in her uterus and it was she who encouraged Pam to get checked as a precaution.

Starting mid-December, Ken and Pam will be making daily trips to Karmanos hospital in Farmington for 9 weeks of chemotherapy, followed by 6 weeks of radiation at Harper Hospital in Detroit and finally 9 more weeks of chemotherapy in Farmington. Because of her weakened immune system, Ken and Pam will not be able to spend the holidays with their 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

With your support, we hope to raise as much money as possible to help offset the costs of Pam’s medical bills, the price of a wig and absorb the costs from their daily trips to Detroit for treatment.

We all know that cancer sucks and Ken and Pam have already seen an outpouring of support from the Ann Arbor community. It doesn’t matter who someone is or where they come from. Once you are part of the family, you will always be part of the family.

**The Ken and Pam Fund is a joint project between the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor, and the Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor. All donations are tax deductible and go directly to support Ken and Pam.**

**Checks can be mailed and addressed to the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor. Please put "Ken and Pam" in the memo line and your donation will be added to the fund.**


To This Fundraiser


  • David Moll and Rachel Niemer


  • Terri and Alan Mellow


  • Lizzy Pastner and Judy Irvine


  • Ruth and Bob Cohen


  • Sarah and Nick Zagar


  • Roberta and Larry Tankanow


  • Anonymous


  • Aaron and Mollie Brody


  • Julie Gales and Laurence Kirchmeier


  • Goldman Family


  • Max Glick


  • Chloe & Jackson Bergen Bloom


  • Osnat and Greg Gafni-Pappas


  • Joyce and Steve Gerber


  • Stuart & Heather Dombey


  • Nancy & Phil Margolis


  • The Kahana Family


  • Nancy and Irv Leon


  • Carrie and Simon Thorpe


  • Janice & Andy Lieberman


  • Sara and Jeremy Adler


  • Ethan Krasnow


  • Anonymous


  • Tamas&Eszter; Gombosi


  • Anonymous


  • Robert Krasny


  • Eileen Nadler


  • Zach Newpol


  • Eileen Freed


  • Shternie Zwiebel


  • DelProposto family


  • Barb and Bernie Banet


  • Luke & Susie, Bridget and Michael


  • Ilene and Norm Tyler


  • Ken and Amy Colton


  • The Gumenick Family


  • Hadar and Mark Dohn


  • Kubiak & Goldenberg Family


  • Eve & Richard Primus


  • Lauren Katz and Joel Rubenstein


  • Ali & Mat Reingold


  • Art and Mary Schuman


  • Hirshbein Family


  • The Olson Family


  • Joan Binkow


  • Anonymous


  • The Wierba-Schmidt Family


  • Paul and Sari Shifrin


  • Anna Gilbert, Martin Strauss, and family


  • Mayer Family


  • Amanda Fisher (Shachar, Yotam and Niv)


  • Anonymous


  • Anna Kirkland and Ben Hansen


  • Kama Family


  • Karan Balmer


  • Rob, Tonya, Isak & Jakob Backstrom


  • The Wrights


  • Ed and Niki Green


  • Doron Yitzchaki and Mira Sussman


  • Milka and Yaron Eliav


  • Paul and Leah Kileny


  • Sheila Feigelson


  • Samuel and Marilyn Krimm


  • Arthur Nusbaum


  • Jeffrey and Laurie Leflein


  • Brian and Debbie Pappas


  • Lane and Alice


  • Miller/Zaitlen Family (Leopold and Solomon in the ECC)


  • Dana Levin, Jason Kosnoski, Gabe & Leah


  • Emily Alter


  • Anonymous


  • Ron and Elana Sussman


  • Anonymous


  • The Friday Zumba Class




  • Liz and Mike Fried


  • Nancy Karp


  • Dave & Cindy Schiller


  • Michael & Dina Pedersen


  • Sean and Sheryl Lasser


  • Anonymous


  • Ilana & Ari Gafni


  • Hillary Murt & Bruce Friedman


  • Frances and Jack Weinstein


  • Harry and Karen Silverman


  • Elise Weisbach


  • Jennie Allan and Marc Renouf


  • Lori Kahn


  • Dori Denelle


  • The Schwalb Family


  • Anonymous


  • Julie, Ran and Noam Rabinovitz


  • Elliot Gertel


  • Ann Epstein


  • Judith Cohen


  • Evan Caminker & Stacey Lee


  • Stephanie, Emma and Oliver White


  • Art Gershowitz and Barb Mazie


  • Florence & Marvin Gerber


  • Sharon and Chuck Newman



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Donor Comments

Sharon and Chuck Newman

Sharon and Chuck Newman

2 years ago

Florence & Marvin Gerber

Florence & Marvin Gerber

2 years ago

Art Gershowitz and Barb Mazie

Art Gershowitz and Barb Mazie

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Stephanie, Emma and Oliver White

Stephanie, Emma and Oliver White

2 years ago

Evan Caminker & Stacey Lee

Evan Caminker & Stacey Lee

Wishing you both strength, and sending prayers for a complete recovery. 2 years ago

Judith Cohen

Judith Cohen

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Ann Epstein

Ann Epstein

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Elliot Gertel

Elliot Gertel

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Julie, Ran and Noam Rabinovitz

Julie, Ran and Noam Rabinovitz

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