Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Supporting Cancer Research Funding

I very rarely ask the followers of this blog for personal favors, but today is an exception.

I have a friend, Charlie, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early January. Today is an important day in Washington, D.C.

Charlie's wife, Jennifer Odegard, our director of marketing here at WLP, sent this message along to many of us who have been holding Charlie in prayer these many months:


Today is Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day.


Hundreds of people will be in Washington, DC, to tell Congress to save the medical research funding that saves lives like Charlie's.

No matter where you are, you can help by making just a few phone calls to your senators and representatives.

Go here:
http://www.pancan.org/section_get_involved/advocate/advocacy_day_2013/national_call-in.html

and enter your zip code and address and you will be directed to the numbers for your contacts and will be given some simple talking points for your call. If you want, you can mention Charlie's name during the call so that the person on the phone knows full well that this fight is about real people, real people like Charlie who have made our world a better place and who have people who love them dearly.
Pancan.org's slogan is "Know it.Fight it. End it." If you are reading this, you already have accomplished the first point. By adding your voice to Advocacy Day, you will be helping to do the rest.



Folks, I just made my calls. Just asking you to consider taking a few minutes of your day (perhaps right now?) and clicking on the link above and helping the cause. Thanks for whatever you can do.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

1 comment:

Jennifer Odegard said...

Thank you, Jerry, and to everyone who is willing to make a call or two or three, from the bottom of our hearts.

Jennifer and Charlie