My Personal battle with Pancreatic Cancer Continued..

A few months ago I sent you an e-mail telling you about my personal battle with pancreatic cancer. Today, through the blessing of Jesus Christ - I'm a happy and healthy son, father, husband, brother, uncle and I'm 100% cancer free.

Today, I've taken a leadership position in fighting the disease. I'm greatly involved with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

I am participating in an event for them. I have been asked to tell the crowd of over 3,000 people about my story of how I fought and overcame pancreatic cancer.

My hope is to give those who are fighting the disease hope and a voice of survival.

{CLOSE FRIENDS FIGHTING TOO}

Amazingly I also have three close friends: Matt, Mike and Ted who have all had their parents contract pancreatic cancer also.

This is more wide spread than I ever thought.

{SURVIVORS}

Last year there were 2500 people at the event and guess how many SURVIVORS were there.........

14!

That's it. The rest of the attendees were there primarily because they lost a family member to the disease.

This disease is an aggressive killer and we need support, members and capital to fight back.

{YOUR SUPPORT}

So, I humbly ask you to support me and my team as I take a leadership role and raise awareness for this organization.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a non-profit organization working to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

Visit http://purplestride.kintera.org/cleveland2012/teamcantwell to learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

{PURPLESTRIDE}

PurpleStride Cleveland is a 5k run and 1 mile walk at the Cleveland Zoo on June 16, 2012. Event-day registration opens at 7:00 a.m.

Please visit my personal page @ http://purplestride.kintera.org/cleveland2012/joshcantwell  to learn why this cause is important to me.

I set up this page yesterday and have set some pretty aggressive goals for raising awareness and funds to fight the disease that could have easily taken my life.

Join my amazing wife Lisa Marie, my beautiful kids Giuliana, Alessandra, Dominic "The Noocher", my parents Paul and Pat, my brothers Mark and Matt, my family, my friends, and my team  at the Pan Can Purplestride 5k run / 1 mile walk June 16th 2012 at the Cleveland Zoo.

OR donate money to this event thru my personal fund raising page. It will make you feel good either way.

Thank you for your support!

Josh

 

 

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