• Our last family portrait - August 2008

    Our last family portrait - August 2008

  • PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham 2016

    PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham 2016

Welcome to Alison Takacs' Personal Page

Why is my goal $5900 this year? Because PurpleStride 2020 falls on what should be Jim's 59th birthday. 

It has now been 11 years since my incredibly healthy, 47 y.o. husband was taken from us, in just 6 1/2 months, by pancreatic cancer. While we have seen the survival rate rise from 6% to a still-dismal 9% in the past few years, we also saw pancreatic cancer rise to the #3 cancer killer in our country in 2016. Having advocated on Capitol Hill for years, we can tell you one thing -- funding=survival, as is evidenced by all of the cancers that have seen such success in detecting and treating their diseases. While we continue to storm DC and keep our government on task, we know that much of the money needed to fund life-saving research falls upon private donors. We thank all of those who support us!! Please take a moment to click on our video link to see the life of the man we honor with our advocacy work.

By making a donation to me, you are supporting efforts to double survival for this deadly disease by 2020.

Please make a donation today and help me to reach my fundraising goal!


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