NEWTOWN, PA, September 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- A Love for Life today officially announced its launch as an organization set up to raise money for pancreatic cancer research
in partnership with the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Founded by Christine Edmonds, A Love for Life was established in honor of her husband Kevin who died on April 10, 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 also at the age of 51.
"The average survival rate for stage IV pancreatic cancer is just a little over six months. A Love for Life is dedicated to raising money to fund world class pancreatic cancer research so we can lower the number of those affected by this very aggressive cancer," said Christine Edmonds. "Kevin was beloved by everyone who knew him, and lived his life celebrating family, friendship, and adventure. This foundation will continue Kevin's legacy of his love for life and will be led by his same infectious spirit."
Nora Edmonds ('73) and Kevin Edmonds ('75) attended Holy Cross School in Rumson, NJ. Both went on to graduate from Red Bank Catholic High School (Nora '77, Kevin '79), and then from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT (Nora class of '81, Kevin class of '84).
A Love for Life is honored to donate 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 Abramson Cancer Center
is dedicated to innovative and compassionate cancer care. The clinical program, comprised of a dedicated staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists and patient care coordinators, currently sees over 90,000 outpatient visits, over 11,800 inpatient discharges, and provides over 37,000 chemotherapy treatments, and more than 66,000 radiation treatments.
Not only is the Abramson Cancer Center dedicated to providing state-of-the-art cancer care, the latest forms of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are available to our patients through clinical themes that developed in the relentless pursuit to eliminate the pain and suffering from cancer.
In addition, the Abramson Cancer Center is home to the 400+ basic, translational and clinical scientists who work relentlessly to determine the pathogenesis of cancer. Together, the faculty are committed to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
About A Love for Life
A Love for Life was 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. All funds raised are donated to the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
For more information on A Love for Life, or to make a donation, visit http://aloveforlife.us/
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