FROM THE FOUNDER
On July 1, 1997 I sat down and wrote a letter to Ron’s doctors at UCLA. My intentions were clear that I was ready to fight and the work had already begun.
“Dear Bill, As of July 1 ’97, The Ronald S Hirshberg Memorial Foundation has been incorporated, IRS identification established and an account opened and funded.” I was not going to let anything stop me. He might have been gone, but I was not finished with the disease.
“I hope the speed of which this was accomplished conveys the seriousness of my commitment to fund research for pancreatic cancer.” There was no doubt about my urgency to deliver results. I wanted the cure.
Over the past two decades, I have been inspired by our brilliant investigators, courageous survivors and dedicated families. This year, 2017, the foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary. With the heartening motto “We give new meaning to the words Never Give Up” we reflect on the stepping stones that have gotten us to 20 years as we forge down the path towards a cure.
To learn more about our history, mission and our commitment to never give up, please watch and share our new 20th Anniversary Video. Then join us. Help us continue our relentless pursuit of effective treatments, prolonged life and a cure.