On November 17, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is hosting “An Evening of Hope” with the non-profit Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research. This special event raises funds for life-saving pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
According to the American Cancer Society, people with pancreatic cancer have less than a ten percent chance of surviving five years past their diagnosis. Typically, pancreatic cancer is not detected until it is in later stages, making it harder to treat.
“Pancreatic cancer is the most underfunded, under-recognized and least studied of all deadly cancers,” explains Maureen Shul, founder of the Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research. “We are committed to bringing awareness to this disease and increased funding to the ongoing research taking place at the CU Cancer Center.”
CU Cancer Center director, Richard Schulick, MD, MBA, said in a Town Hall meeting last month that pancreatic cancer will soon take over colorectal cancer as the number two cancer killer in the United States.
“If you look at the five year survival rate for patients with pancreatic cancer who are being treated at the best centers, it is only 25 percent to 30 percent,” says Schulick. “Events like ‘An Evening of Hope’ support incredibly important research that can lead to a better molecular understanding of the disease, earlier detection, and more effective therapies.”
This year’s keynote speaker is Tricia Downing. Tricia, a competitive cyclist, was hit by a car in 2000 while training for an event. The accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. At “An Evening of Hope” she will share how she turned a life altering tragedy into a journey of self-discovery and inner strength.
An Evening of Hope with Tricia Downing
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Anschutz Medical Campus
Cocktails and appetizers will be served
Tickets start at $50
For additional information please call Maureen at: 720-733-0491