Spring is bustling with a renewed energy and calls to action; we’re ready to turn the next corner and beat pancreatic cancer once and for all! For every positive impact we’ve had in the scientific and medical field, there is also a family in need of our support, resources and referrals. We are a community that understands this disease must be fought on many fronts. From our upcoming Symposium to new research applications, your generous support is what allows us to fund vital programs and fight alongside our patients, families and researchers. So, let’s get ready for another exciting year of Hirshberg Foundation events that will raise awareness for pancreatic cancer communities near and far. Check out our upcoming events and what we’ve already accomplished in 2022!
The Hirshberg Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer returns on April 23, 2022
It is an honor to welcome patients and families back to Luskin for our annual Symposium. With a virtual registration option, we’re ensuring all patients can take part in this educational and inspirational day. Our Symposium covers a diversity of topics presented by leading experts in language that is understandable and approachable. This year’s impressive line up of doctors will tackle subjects from screening and surveillance for high-risk individuals to the gut and tumor connection to what to consider when weighing precision medicine or standard-of-care for pancreatic cancer treatment. The program concludes with a panel of patients and caregivers who will share their journey from diagnosis to the present. This day of hope is available free of charge to patients, caregivers and families thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and donors.
Tour de Pier celebrates 10 years of fighting for a cure on May 22, 2022
Tour de Pier, the beloved outdoor cycling event on the Manhattan Beach Strand, celebrates 10 years of collaboration and fighting to cure cancer. The Tour de Pier is dedicated to supporting the cancer community, remembering those we have lost, and honoring all who battle this disease. With five 45-minute ride sessions lead by beloved instructors, we’re riding in place to move charity forward. Bikes are limited and we will sell out – grab your bike today. We’re making our 10th year one for the record books!
Purple Ribbon Events are Blossoming this Spring to Ensure Our Research Flourishes!
2022 Purple Ribbon Events kicked off spectacularly and have already demonstrated how much of an impact an event host can make in their community. First time event host, Madison Sanner, honored her father’s birthday this year by planning and hosting the first-ever Sean R. Sanner 5k (link to blog post) in Lafayette, California. She successfully raised $15,000 thanks to her generous family and friends who not only paid tribute to her dad’s memory but also contributed towards our Seed Grant Program & Patient Support Services. Our Foundation is privileged to have supporters across the country who plan events, both small and large, to shine a light on pancreatic cancer. Contact our Special Events Coordinator Julie Hirschberg at firstname.lastname@example.org to start planning an event or create a personal Facebook Fundraiser!
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Transforming the LA Marathon into a Purple Party with Three Incredible Events!
The Hirshberg Training Team Crossed the LA Marathon Finish Line for the 19th consecutive year, raising over $100,000 for research! With the most celebrated cheer station on the race course every year, our Purple People Party volunteers, cheered, danced to the music and flooded the sidelines to raise awareness. To top off the day, we were joined by our partners at CycleBar Santa Monica for the second year for a Tour de Pier Pop-Up. We lined the street with Tour de Pier bikes as our supporters enjoyed a taste of what’s to come this May! A special thank you to our runners, donors, CycleBar riders and volunteers who made this day special and helped raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer.