Colleyville resident, Candace Netzer was diagnosed with stomach cancer two years ago. She turned her shocking news to an advocacy towards raising much needed funds for research.
According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 26,000 new cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed this year in the U.S. and almost half will die within the first year.
"In other words, we can expect that this year, there will be more cases of stomach cancer diagnosed as compared to ovarian cancer." explained Netzer.
She and her husband, Jeff founded the nonprofit 'Stupid Strong' with the mission of raising awareness about gastric cancer, advancing funding for research and providing education and support to families in need.
(Candace was well known for describing great culinary experiences by saying that the food was 'Just Stupid good', hence the name of the nonprofit 'Stupid Strong')
This couple works fast as they have already awarded their first research grant to the Baylor Healthcare System Foundation of $151,974 to fund a proposal for the development of micro-RNA biomarkers for the early detection of patients with gastric cancer.
A significant move in the positive direction to research a cure for stomach cancer ; an area that receives very little federal funding.
The goal of this three year study is to detect gastric cancer early at a time when the disease is still treatable.
On May 2nd, you can help fund this research by registering for golf or spa at TPC Four Seasons with this link: http://www.stupidstrong.org/golf-spa-day.html
All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Baylor Health Care System Foundation's research for an early detection of gastric cancer.
This is a great client appreciation opportunity which dovetails into helping forward the progress of finding a cure for gastric cancer.
Register here to play golf or make a spa appointment. Questions? Contact Melinda Fricke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event link to share with others: http://tinyurl.com/GolfSpaFourSeasonsMay2nd
Website to 'Stupid Strong Charity' : http://www.stupidstrong.org/golf-spa-day.html
More info on research: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/stupid-strong-announces-research-grant-to-baylor-health-care-system-foundation-in-support-of-innovative-research-300221941.html