Annie's cousin, Megan, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 24 and fought bravely for 6 months before losing her battle in 2014. Annie joined YPB in honor of Megan and to continue her fight.
Megan lost her grandfather just 4 months after diagnosis and only one week before she graduated with her Masters. He taught her life lessons that she continues to use every day.
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Katherine's Aunt passed away just four months after receiving her diagnosis, leaving behind family and friends that were devastated. Katherine joined the board to keep the spirit of her Aunt alive and in the hopes that someday other families won't experience the same devastation.
Robin’s mother, Susan, passed away 14 months after first being diagnosed, living a year longer than her initial prognosis. Robin is proud to carry on her resilient spirit.
Mollie first discovered Rolfe through DASHforDetection, in honor of her best friend’s aunt. She grew closer to the Foundation when her students chose Rolfe as their beneficiary for the DHS charity drive. She ultimately joined the board in hopes of finding an early detection test.
Bret was first introduced to the foundation when he volunteered at Casino Night. He was inspired to join the board by the stories of those affected and the passion of the board members.
Emily is new to the Young Professionals Board and is excited to honor her grandfather's memory. Fun Fact: Emily's mother, Loree, sits on the Rolfe Board of Directors.
Kelsey lost her father, Leo, to pancreatic cancer in December 2014 a mere 6 days after diagnosis. She joined the YPB to support medical research in early detection; so people who are diagnosed with this deadly and devastating disease have a fighting chance.
Matt serves on the Rolfe Young Professionals Board in honor of his uncle, Eric Novak, who is bravely fighting pancreatic cancer after being diagnosed in 2015.
Alex is dedicated to eradicating pancreatic cancer in honor of his mother, Anne, whose wit, compassion and dedication to her family are missed every day.
After a roller coaster sixteen months of hope and heartbreak, Lauren lost her 65 year old father to pancreatic cancer in 2015. She joins the YPB to honor her dad and to help push the needle further toward early detection of this too deadly disease.
Jacob lost his grandmother to pancreatic cancer when he was 14 years old. She fought bravely for six years, and he’s been fighting on her behalf ever since.
Grace and her family passionately spread awareness and support research for pancreatic cancer after the loss of their mother, Clare Nelson on Christmas Eve 2016. Her mom was battled courageously for a year and a half, taking advantage of every moment. Grace joined the YPB to continue the fight against this disease.
Davis joined YPB after his friend and fellow board member, Alyssa, lost her father to pancreatic cancer. Learning about pancreatic cancer was a wake-up call for Davis, and he has been supporting the cause ever since.
Jamee cherishes the memory of her father, who wrestled with pancreatic cancer for a year and half, and was a fighter his entire life. He taught her to be the same.
Heather’s father passed away in her arms, on the morning of her 24th birthday, just ten months after being diagnosed. He remains her rock, and Heather fights tirelessly in his memory.
Storm serves on with the Rolfe Foundation to honor his father Chuck, who was lost to pancreatic cancer in 2009.
Brian and his siblings lost their mother, Marilyn, at the young age of 55 after her 2nd battle with pancreatic cancer. Her first diagnosis came at the age of 30 while she was pregnant with Brian’s sister, Jennifer, when cancer was discovered following an ultrasound. Early detection through luck played a role in Marilyn being a 25-year survivor – Brian joined the YPB motivated by the goal of funding medical research for early detection that does not involve just 'luck.'
Ryan lost his grandfather to pancreatic cancer in 2012. Having seen how short and swift his grandfather’s battle was, Ryan joined the YPB to give others a fighting chance through early detection.
Rachel's father was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer in June 2016, and early detection has played a very important role in his prognosis. Rachel is new to the YPB and is excited to support a great cause.
David is new to the Young Professionals Board and is excited to get involved with the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
Justin became aware of YPB while sitting next to Rolfe's Executive Director at a healthcare event. He later attended a Rolfe fundraiser where he was overwhelmed by the impact of pancreatic cancer, yet more so, by the bravery of those who had been affected. He joined the board in 2017 to fight on behalf of all of those in the battle.
Luke is committed to early detection pancreatic research in honor of his grandmother, Ruth, who passed away ten months after being diagnosed.
Shelly and her siblings lost their mother, Gloria, at the young age of 49. She was taken by the devastating disease of pancreatic cancer in just 4 weeks from diagnosis. Shelly became involved with the YPB to support the mission of early detection so others won't have to go through the pain and suffering that Gloria and her loved ones went through.
Michael's uncle was diagnosed with Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer after visiting the hospital with flu-like symptoms. He passed away four months later. Michael joined the YPB to honor his uncle and support early detection research.
Lindsey’s father, Commander Robert P. Weingart, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2015 and passed away one week after he was diagnosed with the deadly disease. Lindsey joined YPB in honor of her father and to help prevent other families from losing their loved ones way too soon.
After sharing the story of his mother and uncle, who both passed away from pancreatic cancer, a friend had introduced Chris to the Young Professionals Board. Chris is new to YPB this year and is excited to contribute to such a passionate group of people on their mission to fund early detection tests and spread awareness.
Margaret is new to the Young Professionals Board and is excited to get involved with the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.