Catalysts for a Cure:              Supporter Stories

Catalysts for a Cure:  2018


02/18/2018: Run for a Cure
On February 18, 2018 members of Team Toni will be participating in a 5K, Half Marathon, or Marathon in the Austin Marathon to raise money for the fight against pancreatic cancer. The goal is to raise $60,000 to help advance research, fund early detection screening, and ultimately discover a cure. READ MORE

Catalysts for a Cure:  2017


02/21/2017:  We Are In It Together
Another Mitzvah Project for early detection. Eden Schenk, a young woman from the suburbs of Chicago, supports the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation in honor of her grandfather. "My papa was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years ago. I knew I didn't want him to fight this horrible disease alone, so I chose to do something to help," said Schenk. READ MORE

02/21/2017:  COMMITTED TO A CURE: Meet Team Goldberg
Attorney Michael Goldberg has dedicated his career to representing local labor unions in court. Last summer, after discovering the man who had always supported them was battling pancreatic cancer, his family and friends in the rank-and-file resolved to return the favor.  READ MORE

Catalysts for a Cure:  2016


11/05/2016: United in Purple: Walk To Benefit Pancreatic Cancer
Help make United in Purple Walk through downtown Northbrook a huge success! Everyone is invited, bring friends and family. READ MORE


09/26/2016: Another Young Supporter!
Read about how this young man is "healing the world" and raising necessary funds for the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and our mission to find an early detection pancreatic cancer test. READ MORE

09/25/2016: Spare A Life: Strike Out Pancreatic Cancer
Support Jessica Rolfe's Mitzvah Project to benefit the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation‬. Join Jessica, family, and friends at this community event from 4:00PM - 6:00PM at Brunswick Zone Bowling Alley in Deerfield, IL on Sunday, September 25th to raise money for early detection pancreatic cancer research. READ MORE

09/01/2016: Educating Our Future
For a homework assignment, Naperville fifth grader Sofia Cabrera had to give a presentation on a world problem in need of fixing. With her late grandmother in mind, Sofia resolved to educate her classmates about the bane of pancreatic cancer, and to demonstrate how even middle school students can contribute to a cure. READ MORE

09/01/2016: COMMITTED TO A CURE: Meet Maggie Brophy
Seven years after her mother's pancreatic cancer diagnosis, Maggie Brophy was introduced to the Rolfe Foundation by chance, during a real estate showing. Upon inquiring how she could contribute, Maggie discovered the Fondation needed someone to launch a junior board. Which is exactly what she did. READ MORE


08/16/2016: Marquette Bank Does It Again & We Couldn't Be More Grateful!
The longtime supporters hosted their 6th annual 'Evelyn's Walk' in remembrance of former employee, Evelyn Schap, who passed away from‪ ‎Pancreatic Cancer‬ in 2010. More than 80 bank employees and family members participated in the walk, donating the profits to the ‪Rolfe Foundation‬. READ MORE


07/21/2016: United for a Cure: Benefiting the Rolfe Foundation
Join the Illinois AFL-CIO, Chicago Federation of Labor, Chicago and Cook County Building Trades, and the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation in honoring Michael B. Goldberg and Joseph A. Borrelli. Enjoy fantastic raffle/auction items, food, music, and cocktails all while learning more about pancreatic cancer and early detection pancreatic cancer research. READ MORE


05/14/2016: Kiss My PancreASS
The DASH for Detection Team ‪#‎bigDfaust‬ is at it again!! Join supporters of Derek "Big D" Faust for a fun night benefiting the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Enjoy tasty food, drinks, clever themed t-shirts, and a great band that loves to give back to their community through charity shows - Borrowed Time! READ MORE

05/02/2016: Pig Pals 4 Pancreatic Cancer Support!
Sofia Cabrera, a 5th grader at Owen Elementary in Naperville, is doing a "Capstone" school project.  She chose pancreatic cancer because her grandmother died of it a few years ago. Her goal is to raise $50 by selling "Pig Pals." These are tiny, homemade, cylinder-shaped (incredibly adorable) stuffed pigs. READ MORE


04/07/2016: Blue Orchid Goes Purple - LADIES NIGHT
The DASH for Detection team, bigDfaust, is working with Blue Orchid Salon in Highland Park to host a LADIES NIGHT on April 7th from 6-9PM in Highland Park the Blue Orchid Salon and Spa. This night includes mini spa services, appetizers, dessert, drinks, coupons toward purchases from Stella & Dot or Rodan + Fields, and much more! 100% of ticket sales goes directly to the ‪Rolfe Foundation‬. READ MORE


03/21/2016:  COMMITTED TO A CURE: Meet Art Mollenhauer
Get to know one of the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation’s newest board members. READ MORE

03/21/2016: Awareness In Action
Meet Charlie Chemmers, a Rolfe supporter who proves you're never too young to start giving back. READ MORE

Catalysts for a Cure:  2015


09/01/2015: Pure Barre Raised Over $2,000 for Rolfe
We are pleased to announce that Pure Barre Deerfield surpassed their goal and collected over $2,000 in donations from generous supporters during the Pure Barre Pure Give Challenge! READ MORE


08/12/2015: Marquette Bank Supports Rolfe
Employees of Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, recently held their 5th walk in Orland Park in remembrance of Evelyn Schap, a retired senior manager, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2010. READ MORE

Catalysts for a Cure:  2014


12/22/2014: Deerfield High School Concludes Fundraising Efforts
After two all-too-short weeks of remarkable fundraising efforts, Deerfield High School has concluded their student-led charity drive, School Chest 2014.  READ MORE