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PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK

Keep the Memory Alive
In memory of: Roberto (Bobby) Friedmann

Donations as of August 27, 2014:

$50,339.08 Raised Offline
$51,157.19 Raised Online
$101,496.27 Total Raised

Fight 4 Bobby

Welcome to the fundraising page for Dr. Bobby Friedmann's "Named Legacy Fund" for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN).  

 

My father Roberto was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on August 4th, 1953. When he started at the English prep-school St. Catherines at age 5, he was nicknamed Bobby.  He came to the United States in 1973 to attend the University of Kansas, where here earned his Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics, Master of Business Administration, and his PhD in Marketing. In 1984 he was hired as an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Georgia where he earned tenure as an Associate Professor.

He passed away September 24th, 2011.

Below are a few lines from an open letter he wrote to many of his student that started the Facebook group "We Love Dr. Friedmann" while he battled Pancreatic Cancer.

I have always preached that the way to beat cancer is screening for early detection. Both my wife and I are living proof... Unfortunately, there is no early detection for pancreatic cancer.

After 27 years at UGA, where I taught with as much passion and joy as I could muster, I am definitely going to miss not going back to work. The thousands of students that I met in my journey certainly enriched my life.

 

 

 

Why PANCAN needs your help:

 

• Pancreatic Cancer is the least funded of the top five deadliest cancers

• 94% of patients die within five years of diagnosis, highest of all cancers tracked by American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute 

• 74% die within one year

• The survival rate has not improved substantially in the 40 years since passage of the National Cancer Act. 

For more information and statistics click here.

Supporters

Comment Donation
2014 PurpleStride DC
$1,305.00*
Dorothy Hudig
$250.00
Liliana and Alex Friedmann
$2,300.00*
Anonymous Matching Donor
$2,650.00*
Doug McMaster and Karen Westerfield
$100.00*
Donald Evans
$250.00*
Genco Import Company
$300.00
Murray Gardner
$250.00
Mindy Morgan Zeh
$150.00
Akin's Ford
$50.00
Wells Fargo
$2,000.00*
Anonymous
$125.00*
Ashley McMaster $60 for 60
$60.00
Alex Friedmann Happy 60th Birthday Dad
$60.00
Nick Friedmann Happy 60th Birthday
$60.00
Alex Venditti, Jeffrey Taylor, and Greg Schneider
$200.00
Tim & Jean Riley
$100.00
PurpleStride DC Team
$1,815.00*
Chris Scotti
$100.00
Andre and Cara Simmons
$25.00
Nick Friedmann Thank you to this Delta credit voucher
$25.00
Presenting Sponsor: PurpleStride Washington DC, 2013 Thank you to so many friends and family for this privilege.
$20,000.00*
Rockville Lexus
$200.00*
Jack King
$50.00
Genco Import Company
$400.00
Anonymous
$1,000.00
Anonymous
$1,000.00
Roberto & Marie Friedman We will always miss him.
$500.00
Scott Levine Incredible educator, mentor, and friend. Inspired me to continue to pursue my marketing education.
$100.00
Dan and Mary Paxton Colley
$70.00
Carl Boneri I think of Bobby each time I step up to a putting green. It's as if I can hear in the distance, "same speed back as forward, Knucklehead".
$150.00
Jean and Red We miss Bobby's indomitable spirit. Let's hope we can eradicate this disease from the face of the earth!
$125.00
Don Evans
$100.00*
Lawson and Chelsea
$500.00*
Taqueria La Parrilla
$3,500.00*
Middendorf Family
$50.00*
Brian Conley Great time last night at the dinner! Jessica loves the lamp!
$50.00
Anonymous
$150.00
Keith Morgan
$140.00
Anonymous
$200.00
Jessica Moseley
$50.00
Childers Family
$115.00
Libby Legler
$140.00
Sally Vandiver
$95.00*
Bobby Heath
$30.00*
Warren and Pat French
$25.00*
Robert sumichrast
$50.00
Linda and Phillip O'Neal In memory of Bobby, who always spoke his truth... regardless of the impact... and did it with a smile!
$100.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Crocodile
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$50,339
Raised Online
$51,157
Total Raised
$101,496
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