Join us for the 3rd GIVE HOPE on the Square! Enjoy lunch on Fountain Square and help GIVE HOPE in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer.
June 21st from 11:30AM to 1:00PM - presented by Gold Star Chili and Fox19
GIVE HOPE: Pancreatic Cancer Research and Awareness Fund in Honor of Bethany Sininger Flege, Bryan Speicher, & Joyce Schwettman Ogden
The GIVE HOPE Fund was founded in 2010 raise funds to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research, Education, Prevention & Awareness Programs with preference given to the Greater Cincinnati area. In addition to supporting cancer research, funds may be used to increase community awareness, the 5 year survival rate for pancreatic cancer currently is 6%, unchanged for 30 years. It is the goal that progress can be made to reduce the fatality rate for pancreatic cancer one of the top 4 causes of cancer deaths (breast, lung & colon the others). Although the fight against pancreatic cancer continues to be an uphill battle (in 2010 the National Cancer institute spent 6 times more money on breast cancer research and 3 times more money on lung & colon cancer research) progress is being made. Newer drug regiments have increased the median survival of patients with advanced cancer, tumors can be biopsied for molecular analysis and determine specific, personalized, drug regiments for each patient. With continued research and awareness programs the potential of surviving this disease can vastly increase.
The 5th annual Rusty Ball hosted by the Rusty Griswold’s was held in November 2012. The below link takes you to a video from 2011's performance.
Click here to the the Channel 12 News story on Bethany Sininger and GIVE HOPE
Click here to make a donation to the GIVE HOPE: Pancreatic Cancer Research and Awareness Fund.