BENEFITING: Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
Why the shaggy face??
I have committed to participate in 'No Shave November' in hopes that as my whiskers grow, so will public awareness of the cruel and deadly disease that is Pancreatic Cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer has the lowest relative survival rate of any major cancer, yet paradoxically, it remains the most under-funded, under-recognized, and least-studied of all major Cancers, with only two percent of the National Cancer Institute's annual budget dedicated to pancreatic cancer research.
Please join me in spreading awareness. Whether you choose to grow a beard of your own, or simply do some research on the topic and spread the word.. every little action helps.
For those who wish to make a monetary contribution to a non-profit to help fund research into this specific disease, I have made it possible through this site to donate to the Lustgarten Foundation (http://lustgarten.org/). Cablevision Systems Incorporated has committed to underwrite this foundation's administrative expenses, which means that 100% of your donation will go directly to Pancreatic Cancer research.
Thanks for your support!