When I asked Dad how to celebrate his life when he was taken from us so soon - He said "Have a Party!" and we have in one way or another for over thirty years since he passed. Our beneficiary has always been The American Cancer Society. Thanks to the support of our family and friends we have raised over $200,000 towards making Cancer disappear. Each year we get a little closer to a cure and save more lives. Research is the ticket and the Jaskol family has selected the American Cancer Socierty's "Pay-If" research project as its beneficiary.
Although the American Cancer Society allocates an estimated $125 million annually to grants that support cancer research and health training, a considerable number of exceptional applications are unable to be funded due to budget constraints – referred to as “Pay-If” research projects because the grant will be paid, if funds become available.
We had the opportunity to see how this works first hand by participating in greater Philadelphia's first Pay-If Research Council last year. Our newly formed Pay-If Research Council selected Jaye Gardiner, PhD, from Fox Chase Cancer Center, to receive a $163,500 research grant to study ways to identify better treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients. With our help, Gardiner will continue her efforts to understand the signaling that arises from cell-cell interactions in the pancreatic tumor microenvironment, and without it she would not have been funded.
Please join The Jaskol Family in supporting the Pay-If Research Council in the hopes of funding the next cancer breakthrough. We can do this - with your help!
Thank you so much,
Stacey and Jeffrey,
Kyle & Andrew, Adam, and Erica