Hello El Dorado County, this is your local pancreatic cancer survivor writing to talk about this year’s walk. Sunday, Sept. 14 at William Land Park is the next date of our annual walk to help local families and researchers to find an early diagnosis and cure for the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths.
Last year was amazing. We had almost 1,000 people come out and we raised more than $100,000 that helps local patients and their families who have been dealt this cruddy hand. We had 13 total survivors standing up on the podium (myself included), but as of this posting three of them are no longer with us because they lost their battle against pancreatic cancer.
I recently met a very sweet lady from Pollock Pines who was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and I am hoping and praying that she will be one of our next survivors.
Last year Sacramento’s City Council voted that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month for the city of Sacramento. I was honored to be there when the proclamation was made.
Please, please, please come out and show your support. Here is the link: pancan.org. Look for “get involved,” then “find a local event,” “Purple Stride Sacramento 2014 — Register Today,” then just follow the prompts.
We would love to have you there. I have room on my team, or you can make your own. We also need company sponsorships, teams and volunteers.
Thanks Everyone and rock the purple on Sunday, Sept. 14.
KELLIE D. ELLEDGE-BOTT
Pollock Pines and Antelope