Monday, November 19, 2012
Fund A Cure for Pancreatic Cancer has given $47,000 to the Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Research Fund at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Kara Seymour
Monday, November 19, 2012
Fund A Cure for Pancreatic Cancer, a Newtown-based nonprofit, has donated $47,000 to the Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Research Fund at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. The $47,000 was raised through the annual Run Over Cancer 5K held every July in Newtown, as well as fundraising efforts from the Love for Life Dragon Boat team, which competed in the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival in October. The timing of the donation coincides with Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which is November. The check was presented Thursday, as Fund A Cure board members visited the hospital's Pancreatic Cancer Research Team, led by Dr. Charles Yeo and Dr. Jonathan Brody. The $47,000 donation is $17,000 more – or 64 percent…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The team will compete in the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival in celebration of Kevin Edmonds, who died from pancreatic cancer earlier this year.
Local residents are fielding a dragon boat team to compete this weekend in the hopes of raising awareness about pancreatic cancer. The team, "A Love For Life," will compete in the 11th annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival, which takes place this Saturday on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. A Love For Life is racing in celebration of Kevin Edmonds, who passed away earlier this year from pancreatic cancer. He was 51. The money raised will go to Fund A Cure for Pancreatic Cancer. So far, more than $7,000 has been raised for the cause. A Love For Life captain Christina Nelson said the team is made up of a group of friends between the ages of 30 to 60 years old. "Our team wants to go out there and …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The fourth annual race raised funds for the Fund A Cure for Pancreatic Cancer.
Although the temperature was hot, about 320 runners and walkers took part in the Fourth Annual Run Over Cancer 5K Saturday afternoon. Blue Bell resident Sam Brooks came in first place. He finished the race in just over 18 minutes, according to organizers. Peggy Levin, of Newtown, was the first woman of the day to finish the race in about 19 minutes. The 3.1 mile running and walking course took participants through Tyler State Park, Council Rock North High School and Newtown Middle School. The race, which benefited Fund A Cure for Pancreatic Cancer, raised over $37,000 for the non-profit group. The group works to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer and donates funds to cancer researchers. “Dr. Jonathan Brody, of that research team, ran …