BRONX, NY, January 03, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- There are many noble causes supported by Brett Joseph Adjustrite annually. He supports charities for animals, children, environmental education, sports, and cancer research. For nearly 20 years, Brett Joseph Adjustrite has donated and supported the New York-based Lustgarten Foundation and its pancreatic research.
Brett Joseph Adjustrite began supporting the organization because it not only had a good clause, but it is a form of cancer that doesn't get nearly as much attention as it should. "The mission of Lustgarten Foundation is to increase funding for pancreatic cancer research. The goal is to find strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and cancer treatment," says Brett Joseph Adjustrite
There has been efforts to increase awareness about pancreatic cancer because for years, the cancer never got the public recognition as other cancers. For those familiar with pancreatic cancer, more people die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer, and yet, pancreatic cancer doesn't receive as much funding. According to 8NewsNow.com, "The United States sees more than 45,000 new cases each year, and more than 38,000 of those cases are fatal."
Brett Joseph Adjustrite
supports pancreatic cancer research regularly and gets updates on Lustgarten Foundation's progress. The foundation broke an all-time record in 2013 when it raised more than $1.95 million for pancreatic cancer research. An article covering the fundraising event Holiday Rock & Roll Bash was covered in Market Watch. According to the article, "The overall five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is six percent and most with advanced cancer die within a year." It is the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
Based on his years of supporting the foundation, Brett Joseph Adjustrite has learned how difficult treating the cancer can be. "There are no detection tests, no effective long-term treatments, and no cure. The only hope is to catch it early and fund research for a new medical breakthrough," says Brett Joseph Adjustrite
What may come as a surprise to those just learning about pancreatic cancer is the rate at which it is increasing. A Health Day article appearing on Philly.com stated in November of 2013; "Death rates from pancreatic cancer in the United States are increasing among whites and decreasing among blacks." The article goes on to say that researchers have no explanation for the rising and falling rates or why rates of pancreatic cancer differ between the two races.
Lifestyle has been the proprietary blame for the rise. "Smoking, obesity, and a diet full of processed meats are primarily what people link the increase of pancreatic cancer to," says Brett Joseph Adjustrite. Other ideas for the rise in cancer include an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, low conception of vegetables and fruits, and drug and alcohol use.
What worries concerned individuals like Brett Joseph Adjustrite
are the low survival rates. Even famous people with access to the best medical care have fallen victim to pancreatic cancer. "Steve Jobs, Patrick Swayze, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Donna Reed, and others have all died of pancreatic cancer, yet it seems we rarely hear about it or fund enough to adequately research it," says Brett Joseph Adjustrite.About:
Brett Joseph Adjustrite is a public adjuster in New York who has donated to pancreatic cancer research for nearly two decades.