Cal Bowker and his mother, Betty Bowker
Dear Friends and Family,
Many of you know that my brother Calvin’s birthday is September 18th. He would have been 53 years old. He died from pancreatic cancer on November 18, 2014. My father died of the same disease in 2003. It is with a very heavy heart that I share with you that my dear mother, Betty Bowker, was just diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer last month.
I joined the board of Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research last summer to try to help make a difference in this devastating disease. Wings of Hope is dedicated to raising awareness and funding for the pancreatic cancer research taking place at the University of Colorado Cancer Center - Anschutz Medical Campus. All of the monies raised goes directly to the University of Colorado's Cancer Center for pancreatic research. In fact, earlier this year Wings of Hope donated $95,000 to the CU Cancer Center for this purpose (see article below).
If you would like to make a donation to Wings of Hope in memory of Calvin, or in honor of my mother Betty, please click on the DONATE button at the bottom of this page. Please remember that no donation is too small in this effort. Your consideration and support is appreciated and matters greatly.
If you know of others who would be interested in supporting Wings of Hope, please forward this to them.
With sincere thanks,
Kathryn E. Haber
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Talking about Hope, Soaring and Spying. Go to the EVENTS page for the full story and pictures.
SR-71 CREW TAKES AUDIENCE ON MEMORABLE FLIGHT by Peter Jones, The Villager. Click on NEWS.
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WINGS OF HOPE hosts 2nd annual Sipping n' Painting evening for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. For more pictures go to EVENTS.
"We are thrilled and honored to be able to present the donations received last year to the CU Cancer Center for their pancreatic cancer research, and thank every single person whose support both financially and personally made this possible," stated WINGS OF HOPE founder Maureen Shul. At the same time, WINGS OF HOPE established the first endowment for pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
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THE KINGSBURY GOLF OPEN HAS BEEN SOLD OUT - A benefit in partnership with WINGS OF HOPE to help raise awareness and funding for the pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS EVENT
FOR GOLF TOURNAMENT POLO SHIRTS and T-SHIRTS, AND TO MAKE A DONATION FOR THE EFFORT TO FUND PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH, go to this link.....
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This year's UCHS GI Oncology Retreat, attended by University of Colorado Cancer Center and University of Colorado Health physicians, nurses, staff and specialists, provided the latest information on research and treatment of pancreatic cancer. For more information on what was discussed at the retreat, click on NEWS.
8/04/14 - WINGS OF HOPE board members (L to R) Dr. Colin Weekes, Stacy Ohlsson, Maureen Shul, Paula Sandoval and Melanie Avner met recently to discuss which University of Colorado Cancer Center pancreatic cancer research program this year's fundraising donations will go to. The decision and presentation of funds will be made later this year.
WINGS OF HOPE for PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH was formed in February 2012 by Maureen A. Shul after losing her mother and brother within months of one another to pancreatic cancer. The non-profit foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding for the ongoing research, clinical trials and treatment of pancreatic cancer patients at the Pancreatic Cancer Research Program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
Pancreatic cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Of the most commonly diagnosed cancers, pancreatic cancer is the only one with a five-year relative survival rate in the single digits, at just 6 percent. This survival rate has not changed in the last 40 years.
By 2020 it is anticipated pancreatic cancer will rise from the fourth to the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. (based on projected changes in U.S. population demographics and incidence of death rates).
With no early detection tools, effective treatments or adequate funding for research, the rapidly rising threat of pancreatic cancer urgently demands an increase in awareness and research funding.
Founded out of grief, driven by purpose and in pursuit of making a difference, WINGS OF HOPE for PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH is dedicated to
- Accelerating the research
- Providing the most advanced treatments
- Finding the cure
JOIN THE EFFORT…BE A PART OF THE POSSIBLE, BE THE HOPE.