Under perfect skies and with the hangar doors wide open, WINGS OF HOPE held their 11th Annual ‘Evening of Hope,’ all to raise awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. To read more go to Events.
Another successful tournament in raising funding for pancreatic cancer research!
Thank you to everyone who participated, sponsored, and generously supported this year’s Kingsbury Open. For more on the tournament go to EVENTS.
With thanks to their philanthropic support of this event:
Proceeds from this event help support the CU Division of Surgical Oncology in their commitment to provide cutting-edge surgical care for pancreatic cancer patients. Their research and discovery include intrepid treatment algorithms, novel diagnostic techniques, and vital surveillance plans. This event seeks to directly fund supplies, data, analytics, and publication of this research as well as raise awareness and bring hope. Sign up to participate through the QR code above, or click here to make a donation in support of the CU Division of Surgical Oncology.
Read the tremendous strides being made in pancreatic cancer at the University of Colorado Cancer Center as a result of WINGS OF HOPE. To date WINGS OF HOPE has raised more than $1.6 million, all going directly toward raising awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer research. None of this would be possible without the tremendous and generous support of so many, for whom we are grateful and thank wholeheartedly. To read go to NEWS.
Since the devastating news of his passing, many of you have asked where donations may be made in Brian’s memory, for which I deeply thank you.
Brian’s last speech was given at the Nevada Military Support Alliance’s 20th Anniversary Gala Benefit in Reno, Nevada. Founded in 2003, the NMSA to date has provided over $11 million in assistance to veterans and their families. The organization is committed to honoring the fallen, empowering the wounded, and creating a brighter future for the men and women who have served.
My brother never hesitated in supporting veterans and their families, especially those so personally impacted in combat, and would be in full agreement in supporting this exemplary nonprofit organization.
On a personal note, the profound and loving assistance and guidance they gave to me from the minute I landed in Reno was a Godsend, for which I will be forever grateful. And to the member first responders, physicians, and others who were in attendance that evening and rushed to Brian’s side, my indebtedness and gratitude are eternal.
To Donate in Memory of Brian Shul click here.
For those of you who heard my brother Brian speak at WINGS OF HOPE benefits, you know how deep and real his passion for life was. No moment was to be wasted, no day was to be taken for granted. Brian would give many speeches to many groups around the world, but he never felt the warmth and support like he did from all of you at those ‘Evening of Hope’ events.
Last evening Brian spoke to a large military group in Reno, Nevada. People there who had heard him speak before said they never heard him speak this passionate about life, his life, and his gratitude for it all. After his speech and after his book signing Brian suffered a heart attack and collapsed. He was administered CPR and rushed to the hospital, where he passed away.
Many days and weeks and months from now I will come to grips with what I am writing here. But for now, thank you for all the love and affection you gave him. It meant the world.
To read more about this exciting news, please click here.
WINGS OF HOPE founder Maureen Shul and Sana Karam, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Translational Research, Radiation Oncology Specialist, University of Colorado Cancer Center Anschutz Medical Campus
To read more on the run/walk for pancreatic cancer research, go to EVENTS
On October 22, 2022 WINGS OF HOPE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH presented an ‘Evening of Hope’ in Boston to benefit the pancreatic cancer research program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Read full story at EVENTS.
For more on the ‘Evening of Hope’ that took place at Exploration of Flight, Centennial Airport, featuring SR-71 Pilot Brian Shul, go to EVENTS
Go to events to read more on the 2022 Kingsbury Open.
For more information on the wildly successful sold out event go to EVENTS
September 18, 2021
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 second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Of the most commonly diagnosed cancers, the survival rate for pancreatic cancer - the percentage of patients who are living five years after diagnosis - is just 10 percent. This is because far more people are diagnosed at stage IV when the disease has metastasized. This survival rate has changed little in the last 40 years.
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.