Jennie Hayes via Crowdrise
May 21, 2012
BENEFITING: Cancer Patients Alliance
ORGANIZER: Cancer Patients Alliance
In October of 2010, My beautiful Aunt Leslie passed away from a whirlwind battle with Pancreatic cancer. I spent a brief period with her before she passed, in which I witnessed her immense suffering. Her death has had a profound affect on the way in which I view the world, family, and physical health.
As a child I remember seeing pictures of Leslie in her 20's, my age, in running gear, looking happy and healthy as ever. I have never been a runner- but have been inspired by her in many ways. I have decided to begin training for the SF Marathon and Nike Women's 5k in her honor, not only to help fund and fight Pancreatic cancer, but to enhance my personal health as well. I want to live the long life she was unable to.
I would appreciate any support, even $1, in honor of this organization and in honor of my sweet auntie. Thank you!
Cancer Patients Alliance wrote -
Pancreatica Walks and Runs
Pancreatica Walks and Runs is an initiative of the non-profit Cancer Patients Alliance aimed at forever changing the tragic relationship between human beings and pancreatic cancer.
We are dedicated to raising awareness and funds, increasing education and supporting pancreatic cancer research.
Pancreatic Cancer Facts -
1. Pancreatic cancer is the most aggressive of the major cancers.
2. Pancreatic cancer is the least funded of the major cancers in terms of research
3. Pancreatic cancer causes more than 1% of all death in the U.S.
As a participant with Pancreatica Walks and Runs you can help in the fight against pancreatic cancer - you will also receive great fundraising tips and tools, e-training, team apparel, prizes and more!
To get started, please register with our Team at:
For more information, please email us at: