Stan Vitikas Campaign 2021
All of us have in some way been touched by
cancer, and some, like myself, have lived that experience.
Pancreatic cancer will claim the lives of over 48,000
Americans. It is the nation’s 3rd
leading cause of cancer-related death. I was lucky through
accidental early detection, but very few patients are. I am
committed to supporting efforts to improve these terrible
The Seena Magowitz Foundation raises millions of dollars to support research and pilot trials. Funding goes directly to Dr. Daniel Von Hoff and his team to fight pancreatic cancer. These are revolutionary fast-tracked pilot trials and research. They are setting the national standard for treating this formidable disease.
We have also joined with Dr. Douglas B. Evans, MD FACS Chair of The Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin this year fighting this dreadful decease. Dr. Von Hoff and Dr. Evans are working to help patients live longer with breakthrough research. A pancreatic cancer diagnosis can throw a patient’s life into emotional turmoil and a high level of anxiety.
In 2021 an estimated 60,430 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the U.S. Tragically, more than 48,220 will die from the disease. Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. It is currently the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States after lung and colon.
In the 19 years since the Seena Magowitz Foundation began, they have funded many pilot trials and needed research. The newest pilot trial started this year is approach that will further ‘arm’ a patient’s immune system (their T cells) so they do their job – killing the cancer cells. This is a new approach that can render the tumor vulnerable, or responsive, to treatment by immunotherapies.”
I will match 100% of all donations, up to $20,000. I’ve set a goal this year to raise $65,000, as we must always strive to do more. Dr. Von Hoff and his team are making progress against late stage disease, giving patients HOPE in this fight. Let’s meet that goal together. I hope you’ll make a tax-deductible donation. ANY amount is deeply appreciated!
THANK YOU in advance for your generosity!