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Help Fight Pancreatic Cancer

100% of the profits will go to pancreatic cancer research
4 out of 5 patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within the 1st year.

Time is something we don't have
Help fight Pancreatic Cancer

My mother, Margaret D’Aquino, had Pancreatic Cancer. She was, one of the lucky ones. She lived for 3 ½ years as a pancreatic cancer patient. My mother was diagnosed on November 29, 2006, and died on March 11, 2011. I say she was one of the lucky ones because her cancer was found early. She was able to have surgery and had been given the gift of TIME. Too many Pancreatic Cancer patients are less fortunate. 4 out of 5 patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within the 1st year.

My mother was the third of 6 sisters to be diagnosed with this disease. My Aunt, Pat Earley, was diagnosed on November 27, 2001. She lived for three months and died on February 27, 2002. My Aunt, Noreen Messenger, was diagnosed in May of 2006. She lived for 7 weeks and died on June 28, 2006.

Given my background and training in jewelry design it has been my desire to create something I can sell to help raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer research. The idea of the keychain came while brainstorming with a friend who told of bracelets that were made during the Vietnam War with a soldier’s name in it. You wore the bracelet to honor the soldier, and kept him and his family in your prayers. I really liked the idea of keeping something with you with someone’s name on it and keeping them in your thoughts. I decided to have the names printed on the inside of the keychain because Pancreatic Cancer is often called a “hidden disease.”

In the first year of my mom’s treatment, one of the doctors where she had radiation forwarded me an article from the New York Times that stated there has been so little advancement in research “because no one lives to march on Washington.” This project is my march on Washington.

Please join me in my march and help fight Pancreatic Cancer. 100% of the profits from this project will be donated to pancreatic cancer research.

Keychains available for purchase $15. each, please contact me for delivery.