In this family NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE
IN SUPPORT OF BERNIE GARCIA
PANCREATIC CANCER IS ONE OF THE DEADLIEST CANCERS
•In 2016, pancreatic cancer moved from the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. to the third, surpassing breast cancer.
•Pancreatic cancer is the 11th most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and the ninth in women.
•It is estimated that in 2016, 53,070 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and 41,780 will die from the disease. Seventy-one percent of patients will die within the first year of diagnosis.
•Pancreatic cancer is the only major cancer with a five-year relative survival rate in the single digits, at just 8 percent.
•African-Americans have the highest incidence rate of pancreatic cancer, between 28 percent and 59 percent higher than the
incidence rates for other racial/ethnic groups.
•While overall cancer incidence and death rates are declining, the incidence and death rates for pancreatic cancer are increasing.
Pancreatic cancer is projected to move past colorectal cancer to become the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States around 2020.
We’re fighting cancer in our community by joining together to ride in the Lobo Cancer Challenge on September 23. We’ve committed to raising funds each to support cancer research and to help people facing cancer in our community. Please help us by contributing what you can.
Every amount you donate helps and it stays right here, to help people right here, in our community. Every dollar you donate to our ride — 100 percent of it! — goes to cancer research and cancer patient care.
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That’s why we chose to ride in the Lobo Cancer Challenge. Thanks for helping us to fight cancer!