ALMOST $100,000 HAS BEEN RAISED FOR LUSTGARTEN ! THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US!

Enjoy a Short Stack for a Tall Cause!

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February 22, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Blackfinn Ballantyne

14825 Ballantyne Village Way

Charlotte NC  28277

About Us

LAST YEAR WE RAISED $15,600 FOR THE LUSTGARTEN FOUNDATION!!

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Hello

 

This event was created in memory of Dave Anstadt.  Unfortunately, it is now also in memory of my brother-in-law, John Bradley, who lost his fight to pancreatic cancer in 2014.  He is sorely missed.  The Pancakes for a Purpose event has been created to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer research.  All proceeds will be donated to The Lustgarten Foundation where they work tirelessly on Pancreatic Cancer Research.  Thanks to private funding, 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.    

 

PANCREATIC CANCER IS one of the deadliest cancers for patients in the U.S. There is no denying the unsettling statistics:

  • Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., behind only lung cancer and colorectal cancer, and is expected to become the second-leading cause after lung cancer around 2020.
  • The overall five-year survival rate is just 9 percent.
  • In 2019, an estimated 56,770 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the U.S.
  • Approximately 45,750 of those newly diagnosed will die from the disease.
  • Pancreatic cancer is the ninth-most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the 10th-most commonly diagnosed in men.

There are a number of reasons why pancreatic cancer is so deadly. No early screening tests are available, as there are for colorectal, breast and many other cancers. Often there are no symptoms or signs of pancreatic cancer until the disease has progressed. The few symptoms that are common with pancreatic cancer are vague – fatigue, digestive distress and back pain – and they're all easily attributed to other causes. And this particular cancer is resistant to current chemotherapy agents.   With research, there is hope:  research offers hope for an early detection test, more effective long-term treatments and, ultimately, a cure. 


How You Can Help

If you'd like to make a donation and/or attend the Pancake Breakfast just click on "Donations/Tickets" below. Thank you! 

 If you are interested  in donating to the raffle, please email:  info@pancakesforapurpose.org