Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research

MAY 2016

WINGS OF HOPE participates in the inaugural World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition symposium held in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the American Association of Cancer Research conference. Read more at NEWS.

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APRIL 2016

WINGS OF HOPE presents $100,000.00 to University of Colorado Cancer Center for pancreatic cancer research. Read more at NEWS

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MARCH 2016

TICKETS: click EVENTS

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January, 2016

WINGS OF HOPE is proud to again partner with
WASHINGTON PARK CHIROPRACTIC in presenting

The Kingsbury Golf Open

(a fundraising event to benefit pancreatic cancer research)

Hosted by Washington Park Chiropractic
Monday June 6, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Golf Club at Bear Dance, Larkspur, Colorado

Registration and sponsorships now open!

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO EVENTS PAGE:

DECEMBER 2015 - Pancreatic cancer survivor, acclaimed artist and WINGS OF HOPE supporter Arturo Garcia donates 2 paintings to the University of Colorado Hospital. (Read more under Events)

Jerry Sinning (CU Fund), Maureen Shul (Wings of Hope founder), Alissa West (University of Colorado Hospital) and Arturo Garcia

Jerry Sinning (CU Fund), Maureen Shul (Wings of Hope founder), Alissa West (University of Colorado Hospital) and Arturo Garcia

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NOVEMBER, 2015 - Read and share our National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month profiles on our Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research FaceBook page.

OCTOBER 10, 2015 - WINGS OF HOPE event in Grand Junction soars in raising awareness and donations for pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. For more on the event please click on EVENTS.

WINGS OF HOPE board member and pancreatic cancer survivor JIM COMERFORD, WINGS OF HOPE founder MAUREEN SHUL and SR-71 pilot BRIAN SHUL at the Grand Junction Air Show

WINGS OF HOPE board member and pancreatic cancer survivor JIM COMERFORD, WINGS OF HOPE founder MAUREEN SHUL and SR-71 pilot BRIAN SHUL at the Grand Junction Air Show

Message from WINGS OF HOPE board member Kathryn Haber:

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September, 2015

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

July 2015 - WINGS OF HOPE participates in first North American Pancreatic Cancer Organizations Conference in New York City.

Click NEWS to learn more.

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July, 2015 - WINGS OF HOPE partners SHANE LEE MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Visit EVENTS for pictures and more information.

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BLACK-TIE COLORADO covers the May 28th SR-71 Spy Pilot Chronicles

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.

APRIL 2015 - PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH AT UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO GETS A LIFT FROM WINGS OF HOPE

Read the full article on the NEWS page.

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APRIL 2015 - - 2ND ANNUAL SIPPING N' PAINTING EVENING

WINGS OF HOPE hosts 2nd annual Sipping n' Painting evening for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. For more pictures go to EVENTS.

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APRIL - 2015 - WINGS OF HOPE presents $95,000 to the CU Cancer Center for pancreatic cancer research

"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.

Mark Kochevar and Maureen Shul

WINGS OF HOPE board, friends and supporters present $95,000 check to CU Cancer Center physicians and staff

Mark Kochevar and Maureen Shul

Dr. Wells Messersmith presents an update on the pancreatic cancer research efforts at the CU Cancer Center

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WINGS OF HOPE supporters Chip and Debbie Coppola with Maureen Shul and Elias Gebru, pancreatic cancer patient at UCCC

MARCH - 2015

TKH REALTY PRESENTS CHECK TO WINGS OF HOPE

Go to news page for details.

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MAY 11, 2015

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.....

JANUARY 2015 - WINGS OF HOPE REPRESENTED AT ANNUAL KNOCK OUT CANCER GALA, TO BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO CANCER CENTER

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Mark Kochevar and Maureen Shul

Mark Kochevar, Associate Director for Administration and Finance, Maureen Shul, founder of WINGS OF HOPE, and Dr. Dan Theodorescu, Director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center

December, 2014 - 4th ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HEALTH GASTROINTESTINAL CANCERS RETREAT

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.

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Dr. Tom Purcell, Associate Director for Clinical Services and Executive Medical Director of Oncology Services at UCCC and WINGS OF HOPE founder Maureen Shul.

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.

Dr. Colin Weekes, Stacy Ohlsson, Maureen Shul, Paula Sandoval and Melanie Avner

WINGS OF HOPE "HOPE" NECKLACES NOW AVAILABLE
Go to DONATE page to purchase

Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Hope Necklace

WINGS OF HOPE t-shirts NOW AVAILABLE
Go to DONATE page to purchase

Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer T-Shirt

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.

The Shul Family

The Shul Family

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.

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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

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Thomas Purcell, MD, MBA, University of Colorado Cancer Center

JOIN THE EFFORT…BE A PART OF THE POSSIBLE, BE THE HOPE.

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