Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs and National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month: November

Steve Jobs will be greatly missed! Amazing legacy! Steve Jobs:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

Let us honor all of those who have fought and who fight now by getting involved with Naitonal Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Let me share something that I received a few days ago that says it all.

October 4, 2011

Dear Sue,

The past doesn't drive me—it's the present and future that inspire me.

My name is Greg Petrosewicz. I lost my mother to pancreatic cancer in 2001. I can't change that, but I can work to make sure that nobody else loses his or her mother to this deadly disease. That is why I am a Volunteer for Progress with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. I know I am making a real difference through my volunteer efforts to advance research, support patients and create hope.

As the volunteer Affiliate Coordinator for the Austin Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, I can tell you I am encouraged to meet people from my community who are passionate about making a difference and want to fight hard to change the course of history for pancreatic cancer.

Will you join me as a Volunteer for Progress? Pancreatic cancer still has a five-year survival rate of just six percent. That's almost the same deadly statistic that it was 10 years ago when I lost my mother—but even worse, that statistic has barely changed in 40 years.

Together we can change that. Let's start by standing up for the estimated 6,996* people who will be diagnosed from today to the end of National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month in November. YOU can be one of the 6,996* people to join the fight and make a difference—the more of us there are, the more progress we'll make.

Visit and add your name to the list and be a Volunteer for Progress—when you do, you can immediately begin to make a big difference: by raising awareness in your community, calling your members of Congress and urging them to pass the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act, or participating in a local event like PurpleStride.

Get involved and be one of the 6,996 to stand up for every person diagnosed between now and the end of November. Be a hero in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Volunteer for Progress.

Thank you,


At November 28, 2017 at 11:44 AM , Blogger sharon said...

I doubt if there will be much progress until they look beyond chemo and radiation. The immune system needs to be researched until ultimately our bodies can heal themselves. It's a completely opposite way but will work. Obviously the treatment of chemo and radiation is not a good answer except in a minority of cases, and it seems that in 50 or 60 years there should have been way more progress.


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