Dear Hirshberg Foundation Family,
I can imagine by now your inbox, like mine, has been flooded with coronavirus and COVID-19 updates and announcements from every organization you’ve ever encountered. We know this is not an easy time, especially for our beloved patients at high risk, so I’ll keep my message short and sweet: we are here for you!
The Hirshberg Foundation is determined to provide the support and resources our patients need at this critical time. Pancreatic cancer patients, newly diagnosed or in treatment, are extremely vulnerable right now due to compromised immune systems. We encourage our patients and loved ones interacting with them, to take precautions. Contact your doctor or oncologist for guidance and we too will provide information to help during these challenging times. While we can’t meet in person, we are available to help patients and families by email or phone. Although our symposium at UCLA scheduled for April has been postponed, we are working to confirm a new date in the future. In the meantime, symposium videos are available on a variety of topics including treatment, surgery, nutrition, cannabis and more.
Make no mistake, research will continue to advance, the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center will not miss a beat and although a couple events have been postponed, we will come together again. We are honored to keep working for you and will never give up curing pancreatic cancer, a disease that has impacted lives for decades.
We hold in our thoughts all those affected by the coronavirus and I wish you safety, meaningful times with your family and good health.
P.s. Our office hours are currently irregular but we are all still hard at work – we appreciate your patience.