You wouldn’t know it from looking Jimmy Schnurr that anything is wrong at all. The 42-year-old was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on October 30th of last year, and he has been an inspiration to everyone who knows him.
His son is in the same class with Julie’s daughter Emma. Julie says that rather than his friends and family being his pillars holding him up through his journey, instead he is the one “talking them off the ledge” with his catchphrase, “It’s all good.”
His four sisters have started a team for this weekend’s Purple Stride DFW 2013 named for his catchphrase. Their team has raised over $31,000 and has almost 200 team members. You can still donate and join Jimmy’s “It’s All Good” Team HERE.
Your donations are important as pancreatic cancer as it is one of the top 4 killers, but it gets less than 2% of the research funding. Without the research funding, no one really knows what causes pancreatic cancer or how to effectively treat it. Only 6% of those diagnosed will survive one year, and of that 6%, only 5% will make it to 5 years.
Even scarier is that pancreatic cancer is striking younger. Traditionally thought to be an elderly cancer that develops in ages 50 and older, there is now a rise of cases in people in their 40s.
You can donate to pancreatic cancer research by supporting the Purple Stride DFW 2013 this weekend in Klyde Warren Park at 9AM this Saturday, November 9th. Join Jimmy’s Team and donate HERE.