|Beth's parents: Father, Gary and Late Mother, Sue|
The SLBfoundation is hitting it hard this year. We have updated our web page and have three events on our schedule this year. Our first event is coming up May 5th "People and Pooches" walk. For the dog lovers as my mother was. It will be a 1 mile walk with or without your pooch!
Our 2nd event will be held August 3rd in Iowa, SLB foundation golf outing. This will be a four person scramble. Tons of prizes and gifts. Myself and a few of my LPGA friends will be on hand for a short clinic and par 3 contests.
Our 3rd event on the schedule is in it's second year. Alena Sharp and I brought our two charities together and call it. "Bader Sharp Shootout. This will be our 2nd year having this event which will be Sept 28th in Chandler, Arizona. With proceeds going to Alzheimer's and the SLB Foundation. Last year we raised over $15,000. This will be a four man scramble and one LPGA pro in the group.
Please check out our web site by going to: SLBFoundationofhope.org All of the information is currently available on our web site.
We have up to date raised over $ 200,000 dollars going to our researcher, Dr. Cullen at the University of Iowa. Dr. Cullen's research with the help of the SLB Foundation has enabled his research to move to human clinical trial stage. For example, $4,500 pays for at least two patients to go through the trials. Cullen's research involves injection 100 grams of vitamin C once a week into a pancreatic cancer patient, a dose that's 1,000 times higher than what would be recommended for a healthy person. The vitamin goes directly into the bloodstream and actually makes hydrogen peroxide in the body. The hydrogen peroxide then attacks and kills the cancer cells. This is only the first stage of the process, the next phase would be more patients, with researchers looking at quality-of-life issues. Dr. Cullen is encouraged so far. The usual life span for pancreatic cancer patients under treatment is five to six months, but on patient who is also taking the large doses of vitamin C is still alive two years after beginning the treatments. Dr. Cullen said.
I am very excited this year, we are making a big push forward! If you know someone who is battling this disease and would like more information or you would like to take part in one of these events, please go to our web-site SLBfoundationofhope.org or call (563) 343-5615 and ask for Amy.
And always remember, Every Penny Helps!!