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PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK

Puget Sound Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walk Bellevue,  Washington
Training buddies: Lynne Liukko, Betty Dixon

Donations as of September 18, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$790.00 Raised Online
$790.00 Total Raised

Team Racing for Rachel's Fundraising Page

Thank You for Visiting Our Fundraising Page for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network!

We will be kicking off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Puget Sound Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walk on November 1, 2009.

 

This event is especially meaningful to us as we are walking and fundraising in memory of our beloved Mom and Granny—Rachel Liukko—who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in October of 2006.

This amazing woman was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, and a friend. Smart, funny, kind, vivacious, and charming, she was the type of person whom it was nearly impossible not to adore upon first meeting. She held her loved ones close and cared for them unconditionally with all of her heart and soul.

 

The door to her home was always open to family and friends, and her smile was often brightest when her table was crowded, and conversation and laughter filled the air.

 

She taught all of us close to her to be generous, caring, and to remind the people that we love how much they mean to us. She inspired creativity and a belief in oneself. She shared her passionate love of nature, cooking, reading, gardening, sewing, learning, crafting, and creating a warm and welcoming home with us all.

 

The true heart of our family, her absence is felt every day. We are extremely proud to be able to honor her by walking in her memory during this event.


Pancreatic cancer is the 10th most common cancer, and the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all the major cancers: 95% of patients die within five years of diagnosis and only 5% survive more than five years. 76% of patients with pancreatic cancer die within the first year of diagnosis.*

 

At the start of 2009, the American Cancer Society estimated that within the year 42,470 Americans would be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 35,240 would die from the disease.*

 

At this time, little is known about risk factors, there are no early detection methods, and extremely limited treatment options. Because of the lack of early detection, we lost our loved one only a little more than two months after her diagnosis.

 

Research is desperately needed to help fight this aggressive disease. Independently funded research is more important than ever, after several years of lackluster increases in funding for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) by the Bush Administration.

 

Donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network go to fund their numerous programs which encompass research, advocacy, patient and liaison services, and community outreach.

 

Donating through this website is simple, fast, and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts. (If you would like to sponsor us, but do not feel comfortable doing so online, please e-mail: RacingForRachel@Yahoo.com for other options).

Many thanks for your support—and please feel free to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

 

*Source: American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2009. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2009.

Supporters

Comment Donation
Jennifer Tudor All the best to you and your family this holiday season!
$20.00
Sue Rutledge
$10.00
little meg good luck with everything!
$20.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Anonymous
$10.00
Dick & Lonnie Swanson In memory of a very special lady... we MISS her terrific sense of humor and her beautiful smile!
$50.00
Carol & Tom Anderson
$50.00
Margie Metcalf
$20.00
Richard Liukko
$50.00
Dee Dee In loving memory of my "other mother" from your "oldest daughter".
$50.00
Marc Johnson It's great that you are involved with this fund raiser!
$20.00
Angelina Berg Granny will be so proud of you Hooey. Good Luck. I love you !
$30.00
Nancy Somsen Zbaren
$20.00
Johanna Dingler
$15.00
Heather Riddle I'm so proud of you!!!
$50.00
Amy Mullen Here is to you and your loving memory of your granny.
$20.00
Anonymous
$5.00
Halley Harris Best of luck and my love to you and to Granny!
$20.00
Becky Best of luck, Love you!
$20.00
Anonymous My best wishes in this event to honor your mother and change the lives of others.
$100.00
Astrid
$20.00
Cindy, Jess & Blaine Wish we could do more - Say hi to your mom for me
$20.00
Melita Sanders I'm glad to help!
$20.00
Dani Bell Would love to help the cause!
$25.00
Allison Folks I'm happy to support granny's cause! Love you girls!
$20.00
Amanda Wright
$30.00
Katrina Liukko In loving memory of my Granny
$50.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$790
Total Raised
$790
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