I participated in the 5th Annual Boston Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research on last Sunday, October 3 at Castle Island. I lost my Grandma to pancreatic cancer in 1992. I was very close to my Grandmother and watched her fight pancreatic cancer for a year and a half. Not only was she my Grandma but she was my second Mom, my babysitter, shopping buddy, walking buddy and always there to tell me a story and make me smile. I miss her so much!
In memory of my Grandma Nellie.
Pancreatic cancer is the nation’s fourth leading cause of cancer deaths and the low survival rate for pancreatic cancer has not improved in the last 25 years..... Only 2% of all federal cancer research funds goes to pancreatic cancer. The Lustgarten Foundation is the nation's largest private supporter of pancreatic cancer research. They have a commitment from Cablevision to underwrite the foundations administrative expenses, so 100% of the donations will go directly to pancreatic cancer research. I lost my Grandma, but with more research someone else might not have to lose theirs.