Support Pick a Fight: In Memory of the Taminator, Lindsay Tam Team
On June 18, 2017, we will be taking part in Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s 5K Run/Walk to Conquer Cancer in memory of our good friend Lindsay, who passed away on November 4, 2011, six months after crossing the finish line herself.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in Canada, yet it is the most underfunded cancer,receiving less than 1% of all research and charitable funding. 75% of all patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within the 1st year and the survival rateis only 6%, which has remained unchanged for decades. These are just a few of the reasons why we need to conquer this underfunded and poorly recognized type of cancer. These are a few reasons why we run.
Our friend Lindsay beat the statistics because of her determination, strength, and character. Diagnosed at the age of 21, she fought hard to be able to celebrate her 26th birthday. Lindsay is an inspiration to all, and leaves behind a legacy of tenacity and courage.
Team Pick a Fight needs YOUR support, and we ask you to join us as we 'pick a fight' with pancreatic cancer