Jim Krause was a long-time resident of San Diego, an avid cyclist, and a member of the Point Loma Rotary Club. He died in 2012 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer, leaving a legacy of service to the community.
The Point Loma Rotary Club hosts the annual Jim Krause Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride the Point to raise money to continue Jim's legacy.
Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women. The overall 5-year survival for patients diagnosed with this disease is only 5 percent.
Donations will fund pancreatic cancer research that seeks to: enhance the scientific knowledge of how pancreatic cancer arises, progresses, and responds to treatment; introduce new technical capabilities to the operating room that will improve the outcome for patients undergoing tumor resection; improve drug delivery to tumors.
Together, these strategies are designed to expand and improve the therapeutic options for treating patients with pancreatic cancer.