WINGS OF HOPE for Pancreatic Cancer Research is excited to join together with other Denver non-profit cancer organizations in STEP UP FOR CANCER – an awareness, fundraising and educational stair-climbing event focused on uniting all generations in support of the fight against cancer.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
7 am – 10:30 am
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PARK in Commerce City
Everyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, is invited to climb stadium steps, walk or run the course circling the stadium.
Register and learn more about this event at www.stepupforcancer.org, or go directly to the WINGS OF HOPE participation page at www.stepupforcancer.org and click on non-profit organizations, then click on WINGS OF HOPE for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Earn pledges for WINGS OF HOPE by climbing all 1,765 stairs at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, or climb a portion of the 33 rows of stairs, or walk on a flat course circling the field. Or, you may just prefer to make a donation if you are unable to attend the event.
An estimated 20,000 Coloradoans are diagnosed with cancer each year. STEP UP FOR CANCER was developed to bring the non-profit cancer organizations together to initiate awareness, fundraising and education in a healthy stair-climbing event to ultimately bridge a cure for cancer.
Register today as a participant for WINGS OF HOPE for Pancreatic Cancer Research in this event, and in doing so you will be helping us support and fund the ongoing pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
Warmest thanks to all those who made purchases at Tagawa Gardens through their Give Back Program this past month to help WINGS OF HOPE. A percentage of all the sales made during this time period that mentioned WINGS OF HOPE will be shared with the foundation in the coming weeks.
Your continued support is so important and appreciated! And we hope your gardens are flourishing!
Based in Telluride, BIG COLORADO LOVE makes hats, shirts, stickers, and other popular items, donating 10% of their profits to Colorado charities. Their selection of WINGS OF HOPE was in memory of Tamara Guttman Theemling who fought pancreatic cancer for over 3 years before passing away in 2012. The model of a Colorado mountain woman, Tamara lived, loved and explored the mountains and rivers of Colorado in every way she could, and is deeply missed by her many friends and family.
Your purchasing items from BIG COLORADO LOVE (www.bigcoloradolove.com) through June will help support WINGS OF HOPE. In turn, your liking them on Facebook and spreading the word will help support BIG COLORADO LOVE.
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.