Just a few days before Tim died, Christmas party at the Funeros, 2012.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO SAVING LIVES FASTER.
For me, it is highly important to focus on pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest ones, but they all can be.
Pancreatic cancer gives those diagonosed with it only a 7% chance to survive. Generally, if they are lucky, like Tim, they will live for up to a year and a half. Tim survived the Whipple procedure, a 16-day coma, radiation, chemo,and finally death. Pain, suffering, embarrassment, grief. Yet Tim found a way to still laugh and make a joke, without fail, even on the day he died.
He died, quite beautifully, when he was ready, in my arms on Christmas Day 2012.
Plain and simple, at some point cancer will impact your life. Perhaps it already has. Half of all men and one third of all women in the U.S. will get cancer in their lifetime. Think of all those families and friends that will (or have!) witness a loved one fighting for their life – parents, children, spouses, neighbors, and more.
We’ve chosen to do something about it. We’re going ALL IN and joining the Obliteride community to support cancer research at Fred Hutch. For Team Tim, we have raised over $37K since Tim died in the name of pancreatic cancer erradication, and the percentage of those that survive it has increased by a few percentage points. Personally, I feel quite grateful about that, but think we can do better.
More than 300 labs and projects are working hard to save the lives of people all over the world by conducting innovative, high-impact cancer research. We’re committed to supporting these labs so they can continue saving lives and can do so faster. We ask you to join our team in this fight.
It’s time for us to put cancer in its place. Behind us.
Ride with us, donate to our team, and tell others about Obliteride.