NEWTOWN, PA, March 12, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- A Love for Life, an organization focused on raising money for pancreatic cancer research
, announced today it has recently delivered a check in the amount of $80,000 to the Abramson Cancer Center at The University of Pennsylvania.
"These funds were raised over the last year by way of more than 20 partnerships and coordinated efforts, such as t-shirt, hat, backpack, and magnet sales
through our website, twice-monthly donation-only yoga classes run by Yogasphere at the Newtown Gap Body shop
, wine tastings at Moore Brothers' wine shop in NYC
, and countless corporate and local sponsorships of our five dragon boats
at the Dragon Boat Festival held every October in Philadelphia," said A Love for Life Founder Christine Edmonds. "We are incredibly grateful to the volunteers who have mobilized to support this endeavor, and to all the businesses and individuals who have donated their time and money to support this cause."
A Love for Life was established in honor of Christine's husband Kevin who died in 2012 at the age of 51 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Kevin's sister Nora died in 2009 from the same disease at the age of 51.
"Inspiration is felt throughout the Abramson Cancer Center. It empowers all of us to move beyond current expectations and challenge cancer on every level. The Abramson Cancer Center brings together the most brilliant minds across the campus, from basic scientists to engineers, inspiring one another to work together to solve cancer's most complex challenges and create possibilities that have never been dreamed," said Chi V. Dang, MD, PhD, Director, Abramson Cancer Center.
"Pancreatic cancer is one of the most under funded diseases by the federal government and this under funding contributes to the lethality of the disease," added Edmonds. "We are committed to raising money in a way that celebrates Kevin's love for life, family, and adventure."
A Love for Life donates 100% of all money raised to fund the Abramson Cancer Center's cutting edge research at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
About The Abramson Cancer Center at The University of Pennsylvania
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
is a world leader in cancer research, patient care, and education. The pre-eminent position of the Cancer Center is reflected in its continuous designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute since 1973, one of 41 such Centers in the United States. The Center is establishing the world's largest pancreatic cancer research center in 2015.
About A Love for Life
A Love for Life is a 501 (3)(c) non-profit founded on December 3, 2012 by Christine Edmonds, whose husband Kevin Edmonds (age 51) died on April 10, 2012 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Kevin's sister Nora died in 2009 from the same disease at the age of 51. The organization's mission is to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer, and funds for pancreatic cancer research.
For more information on A Love for Life, or to make a donation, visit http://aloveforlife.us/
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