July 1, 2018
Hello Family, Friends, Fellow Industry and Housing Leaders,
As many/most of you know my life took a different direction in 2016 when I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, ultimately forcing my decision to leave the MBA. The nationally renowned Dr Ken Pienta at the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins put my cancer into remission in February of 2017 – until this past month when it returned. So today I write while under a new treatment plan in hopes of pushing this back again for more time with family and life.
Prostate Cancer is a huge deal. Here are some facts:
About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Just under 30,000 men die each year from prostate cancer – enough to fill a stadium. There will be approximately 165,000 new cases this year alone. Over 3.1 million men have prostate cancer in the US right now.
Dr Peinta’s team and their revolutionary approach to kill prostate cancer and advanced stages of it, has an urgent need. They need to purchase a state of the art Nikon Eclipse Ti2 microscope (description attached) that costs $250,000. Unlike other microscope’s that show a moment in time, this can show cancer cells and their movements for up to two weeks and see how they interact and transform under various treatments. So, rather than guess where and when mine came back, they can get far more precise. This is huge. Mary and I are starting this off with $20,000 in hopes others will give what they can.
Any donation is fully tax deductible.
As someone in the midst of this battle, I cannot state how thankful we would be and how helpful your donation would be to helping this state of the art research team find cures that would be shared with experts worldwide. Johns Hopkins is a research hospital but funding needs to come from people like us!
All of you have likely been touched by cancer in some way – this is the number one cancer in men. To donate: please go to: https://secure.jhu.edu/form/stevensprostatecancer
Thank you for any help – Mary, our children, and grandchild, thank you too.
Dave and Mary Stevens