My name is Mark Schlegel and I have Pancreatic Cancer. I was diagnosed in April of 2015 and I’m presently under the care of Dr. Richard Frank, MD at the Norwalk Hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center. My 501(c)(3) organization called “Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer” is raising funds for Dr. Richard Frank’s Pancreatic Cancer Research Study. 100% of all the proceeds will go directly to this Research Study. The purpose of this study is the development of a blood test for early detection of Pancreatic Cancer.
On Sunday April 22, 2018, we are hosting a car show event. The event start time is at 9:00am until 3:00pm. We will have a “Rallye” of Classic Cars starting at Veteran’s Park through Norwalk and culminating at Calf Pasture Beach where the cars will be on display for the general public to view. Should the weather be poor on April 22nd, we will move the event to a date TBD.
Our organization’s mission and the importance of this fund raiser is to bring awareness and to help fund an early detection blood test screening to diagnose Pancreatic Cancer.
- Pancreatic Cancer is the only cancer where there is no early screening for detection.
- Diagnosis is usually made at Stage 3 or stage 4.
- It is the least funded of all cancers.
- Connecticut currently ranks first in pancreatic cancer incidence in the U.S.
I am soliciting support for this event. Please join us as a spectator, participant, donor and/or sponsor. All gifts made in support of Rallye for Pancreatic Cancer are tax-deductible as provided by law, and all participation forms are available for download from this web site. I would appreciate your support and thank you in advance for anything you can do to help make this event a success.