By Leslie Koplow My Dad, Michael Koplow, was diagnosed in July 2010 with pancreatic cancer. They discovered that he had a large tumor in the head of the pancreas, which had not yet metastasized. In typical Dad fashion, he took a weekend to absorb and process the information on his own, before breaking the news […]
Archives for November 2011
By Abigail Houston, Colleen Perks, & Melinda Kolesar Every year at the West Branch Area Senior High School in Morrisdale, PA, students are asked to design, plan, and implement a Senior Project. When it was our turn to propose a project, we knew that we wanted to do something to make a difference in the […]
By Lyndsey McCleary Schroeder I found the Hirshberg Foundation website while searching for information about signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer. I clicked on their link and began looking at their site. The information provided was so clear and easy to understand. I emailed their office with a question and heard back within hours. I […]
By Barbara Krippel The first Peds for Purple Pancreatic Cancer Walk took place on the early morning of November 5, 2011 in Southern New Jersey. Thirty-two participants took a 5K stroll around Pennsauken’s Cooper River Park amid crisp temperatures, fall foliage and sunny skies. The goal of our fundraiser is to call attention to the […]
Teri Fox became a member of the Hirshberg Foundation family in 2002. She has dedicated the past 17 years to fighting pancreatic cancer and has generously given more then $470,000 dollars to research personally and through the Paul A. Hughes Family Foundation grant. She continues to support the foundation in honor of her father and people everwhere whose lives have been affected by this disease. Teri’s unwavering dedication, hope and generosity continues to inspire us. She has never given up!