Six years ago, my dad called me and told me he had cancer. I can still remember sitting on my apartment floor after I got off the phone with him and obsessively googling “pancreatic cancer survival rates." My search results didn't give me much hope. The statistic of 6% kept flashing across my screen, over and over again. No matter how I worded my search it was always the same. Just 6% of those suffering from pancreatic cancer lived for five years after their diagnosis.
Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate among all forms of cancer and it continues to affect many people and their loved ones. But it doesn't have to stay that way. The walk is one of the largest sources of funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network which is committed to the research and study of pancreatic cancer, as well as raising awareness.
My dad was a son, brother, father, uncle, cousin, nephew, and a friend to everyone. He was a bocce champion, poker player, and online deal extraordinaire. He also once added hundreds of people named Jim Ross on facebook and then posted a status, "I am the real Jim Ross", to commence war on his feed. Hence, the team name. He fought for a year after his diagnosis before passing away in December of 2017.
If you would like to walk with me, please join our team. If you have a loved one that is fighting, survived, or was lost to pancreatic cancer, please let me know and I can include their name on this page too. We walk for everyone! If you can't attend, any donation or support would be greatly appreciated!