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More than a year ago, he headed to the doctor complaining of severe back pain and indigestion.
Tests confirmed he had pancreatic cancer.
Morre than 43,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every year. Ninety-four percent die within 5 years, often because pancreatic cancer can be difficult to diagnose.
Wim had surgery to remove his stomach and many digestive organs, followed by seven months of chemotherapy, and so far he is winning the fight against the disease.
Wim and his wife are advocates for pancreatic cancer survival. They traveled to Washington D.C. this year, to raise awareness and call for more funding and research.
To help the cause - you can attend the following fundraiser -
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's PurpleStride Madison 2010
Starts: Sunday September 19, 2010 at 08:00AM
Ends: Sunday September 19, 2010 at 01:00PM
Event Type: Fundraiser
Location: Elver Park
Mc Kenna Blvd
Madison, WI 53719 US
Organization: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Please join the Madison Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at PurpleStride Madison a 2-mile fun run and 5-mile timed run/walk!
Register online by September 7 to guarantee a T-shirt in your size
Come enjoy: - An opening ceremony and closing awards ceremony - Childrens’ activities - Food and drinks
Meet others who are just as passionate about finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
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