Everytime I return to Los Angeles from a motorcycle rally I thank God for the special people my job working for Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®, has introduced me to. Two of those people are Jennifer and Chris Calaprice.
Chris Calaprice should be dead. Yet at the ripe old age of 42 he’s survived pancreatic cancer twice, and has also survived melanoma, the deadly form of skin cancer. As a 7-year pancreatic cancer survivor,Chris is fed up with hearing that pancreatic cancer is a death sentence. He is a survivor thanks to an aggressive maintenance regimen of chemo he undergoes every 8 weeks. These treatments allow him to ride his motorcycle thousands of miles and help raise awareness.
Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths yet it receives less than 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget. This statistic was so appalling to Chris that he and his wife created the non-profit Road 2 A Cure, and decided to use Chris’s gift of time to hit the road, undertaking a grueling 9-month-long awareness tour to meet with survivors, activists, policy makers, oncologists, medical centers, researchers and local as well as federal legislators to activate change.
The remarkable part of this is that Chris is a chemo patient, and is actually receiving his chemo treatments on the road every 8 weeks . Chris’s doctor, leading oncologist and pancreatic cancer specialist Dr. William Isacoff of Los Angeles, flies out to meet Chris on the road every 8 weeks to administer his chemo treatments.
Why 42,000+ miles?
“I am riding one mile for each person in the U.S. who will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year alone,” Chris Calaprice
Road 2 A Cure co-founders Jennifer and Chris Calaprice became involved in the fight against pancreatic cancer in October of 2003 when Chris was diagnosed. Road 2 A Cure, a 501(c)(3) non–profit organization, was their answer to making their own fight have a global impact in the war against cancer. Road 2 A Cure is actively engaging those affected by pancreatic cancer and those responsible for finding a cure. To donate today, visit www.road2acure.org.
At this point in the tour, Road 2 A Cure is in critical need of funding. Please help us spread the word to encourage donations so that Chris can stay on the road – on the Road 2 A Cure. Donate at www.road2acure.org or call 661-702-9202.
Working for Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® has given me the opportunity to meet these two fantastic people. Jennifer and Chris keep up the good work.
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