Saturday, November 15, 2008

My auction to help out Pancreatic Cancer is still going

There is still time to stop my EBay auction. The proceeds are going directly to help the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. I have an autographed book from Joy Nash that comes with bookmarks on there waiting for a good home. I have others that will be going up within the next few days. They range from historical to contemporary and even some paranormal. So come on over and check out the BOOKS BITE BACK: A FUNDRAISER TO FIGHT PANCREATIC CANCER

The 4th leading cause of cancer death is Pancreatic Cancer. The sad part is that only less than 2% of the National Cancer Institute’s federal research funding is for Pancreatic Cancer. That is too low for me and my family. We lost my grandma to Pancreatic Cancer is September of 2007. It is fast and is very painful. It was less than a year from the diagnosis to her passing. She had gone through so much in such a little time.

From the website:
Did you know that in 2008, an estimated 37,680 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 34,290 will die from the disease.

Men are 20% more likely to get pancreatic cancer than women and the majority of cases occur in people over the age of 65. The incidence rate among African-Americans is 40 to 50% higher than other ethnic groups.From a scientific research perspective, pancreatic cancer is where breast cancer was in the 1930s. Advancing pancreatic cancer research into the 21st century is dependent upon the increase of basic scientific research.

For more information or to make a donation, see Pancreatic Cancer Action Network website at: