My father was Grant McCune, the chief special effects designer and Academy Award winner of Star Wars Episode IV. He passed away from pancreatic cancer on December 27, 2010. He was diagnosed in November of 2010. I had about a month to say goodbye to my father.
“Pancreatic cancer has the lowest relative survival rate of all the cancers tracked by both the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute: 94% of pancreatic cancer patients will die within five years of diagnosis and only 6% will survive more than five years. 74% of patients die within the first year of diagnosis.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) spent an estimated $96.7 million on pancreatic cancer research in 2010. This represents just approximately 2% of the NCI’s approximate $5 billion annual cancer research budget for that year.”
It would mean the world to me if you could help my cousin in raising money for pancreatic cancer research. The least youcould do is REBLOG this post to bring awareness, regardless if it “doesn’t look good” on your blog.
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