University of Wisconsin–Madison

Archive: Fund drive will benefit creation of pancreatic cancer markers database

Four years ago, Charlie Quirt lost his wife to pancreatic cancer. Today he is working to find a cure so other people don’t have to experience the grief he and his family have faced. Part of that work includes organizing a fund drive to raise $13,000 in 30 days – seed money surgical oncologist Emily Winslow, MD, can use to create a pancreatic cancer markers database that could help determine risk factors that contribute to the disease. WKOW Channel 27 covered Quirt’s story in “In the name of science: Madison man pleads for pancreatic cancer research study.”

On October 8, 2014, Keller Williams Realty agents will be calling their contacts in a one-day phone-a-thon to help raise funds for the database. Others who want to participate in the fund drive can donate online through October 17, 2014.