The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research is a nonprofit organization that sets out to advance the research of pancreatic cancer research by helping to provide more in-depth information, support and resources to patients and their families. The foundation was founded by Agi Hirshberg, whose husband died of pancreatic cancer at 54 years old. To date, the foundation has accomplished a plethora of crowning achievements including: funding the Seed Grant Award Recipients who have since received $40 million dollars in NIH grants, raised more than $12 million for pancreatic cancer research, and granted over $650,000 in financial aid for patients. The Hirshberg Foundation has a number of ways that it raises money for benefiting the research of pancreatic cancer and providing aid to patients and their families, but one of the most successful, and invigorating, ways that it helps to raise money is through its annual LA Cancer Challenge. The LA Cancer Challenge will take place on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at theVeterans Administration Grounds in West LA. The event directly benefits The Hirshberg Foundation’s furthering of Pancreatic Cancer Research.
This year the Cancer Challenge is particularly important to the ScanDigital team. Recently, one of our team member’s fathers passed away due to cancer. We partook in the challenge last year and were met with a good amount of support, but we strive to achieve an even bigger amount of participation this year and invite everyone to come join us and participate in a fun event with a great cause. We have named our team “Team Uncle Andy” in honor of our team member’s father. Our involvement with the event holds a special place for us, and we are ready to give the challenge our best efforts in order to help those who have been effected by cancer, as we have.
The LA Cancer Challenge Run/ Walk has two different options: the 5K which is 3.1 miles and the 10k are 6.2 miles. There is also a “Kids Can Cure Fun Run” for children under the age of ten which is about 1K. One of the highlights of the event is the Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast which is hosted by Mickey Fine Pharmacy and Grill. There will be a number of different kinds of pancakes to enjoy including pumpkin, blueberry, and buttermilk. There will also be a large selection of fun and flavorful syrups, sprinkles and other toppings to place on your pancakes to make them even more delicious. Additionally, there will be a huge expo with food and beverage samples from the Hirshberg Foundation’s sponsors.
So, if you want to support a good cause, get some exercise, and meet some great people, come join us at the LA Cancer Challenge. The walk will be a great time and since it takes place close to Halloween, participants are encouraged to wear their costumes!
If you aren’t able to make to the actual event, you can still show support by sponsoring our team and making a donation at whatever price you see fit.
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