Stopping Cancer Early – The Best Possible Investment

My husband, Wally Niemasik, died in December 2012 of pancreatic cancer. I’m riding in the Canary Challenge so patients like Wally will be diagnosed much earlier.

By the time pancreatic cancer is diagnosed, it is almost always Stage 3 or 4, and most patients die within a year. Wally had a fantastic attitude and beat the odds by living 21 months after his diagnosis. But still, his life was cut short, and earlier detection would have helped give him more time, perhaps even a normal life span.

Julie Kaufman

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Victory Over Cancer

What if we could achieve victory over cancer—once and for all? That’s our ultimate goal, and Canary’s early cancer detection approach will help get us there. We urge you to take action now. Help Canary Foundation achieve our goals because stopping cancer early is the best possible investment you can make in everyone’s future. And we can’t do it without you!

You can contribute to Canary in many ways. Make a financial gift. Donate stock. Donate a vehicle. Sponsor an event, attend or volunteer at one. All we ask is that you do something now—cancer won’t wait. Early cancer detection saves lives. How many will you save?

2015 Luncheon Committee

Luncheon committee members, left to right: Christine Beard, Hilary Valentine, Ginny Kavanaugh, Laurie Rohrbach, Claudia Denuccio, Jenny Beeler, Harriet Mandeberg

My husband, Wally Niemasik, died in December 2012 of pancreatic cancer. I’m riding in the Canary Challenge so patients like Wally will be diagnosed much earlier.

By the time pancreatic cancer is diagnosed, it is almost always Stage 3 or 4, and most patients die within a year. Wally had a fantastic attitude and beat the odds by living 21 months after his diagnosis. But still, his life was cut short, and earlier detection would have helped give him more time, perhaps even a normal life span.

Julie Kaufman