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On August 26th and 27th, Me and my band of brothers will be riding from Vancouver to Seattle in honour of our dear and loved friend, Daryl Clark.
Earlier this year, a simple breakfast meeting between Daryl and a group of friends turned into a burning desire to do something that will make a positive difference for all who are suffering and may suffer the brutal effects of prostate cancer. Daryl had been fighting the onslaught of this disease for over 3 years, and although the cancer was aggressive and ravaging his body, he never gave up hope, that he would beat it!
Sadly, on Saturday June 17th, Daryl’s fight came to an end at age 59. At home with his beloved wife Joanna and Children, he passed away.
Daryl, a lawyer, a golfer, passionate political satirist, but above all else a Family man – he will never be forgotten, he was a truly spirited part of our lives.
Our task is simple, but needs your help!
Daryl’s legacy will result in introducing an emerging treatment for aggressive prostate cancer into the North American market. This particular treatment, which has been limited to “compassionate care” cases (terminal) in Heidelberg Germany has had tremendous success rates, and our team goal is to raise the requisite dollars sufficient to conduct the first ever clinical trials, and right here in British Columbia. As of this writing, we have raised over $400,000!
Our team, aptly named “Daryl’s Heidelberg Hope” will become Daryl’s Heidelberg Legacy.
The BC Cancer Foundation and Agency has committed two firsts for our team…
• All proceeds raised will go directly to fund the two very specific clinical trials
• 100% of your funds will go to this research – no administrative costs will come from our funds raised
On August 26th & 27th, we know that we will have Daryl riding with us in spirit and clad in our skin tight spandex for 140 Miles. In his normal team leader spirit, he will continue to give us instructions and drive us through the end line and into the history books!
“There are two ‘i’s’ in Fundraising – they should stand for inspiration and innovation, not imitation and irritation.” – and I want to thank you for taking the time to read my email. No donation is to BIG or to SMALL, and this will impact the future for all of us!
Please Donate here
My thanks to all and everyone one of you.
About the Treatment
Brief background: Aptly named Daryl’s Heidelberg Hope, this is a new treatment developed in Germany that has had tremendous efficacy rates as indicated above. 75% of metastasized prostate patients who were given two to four months to live were not only alive six months after receiving the treatment, but their tumours had shrunk and they had lower levels of PSMA in their blood.
In layman’s terms, the treatment is a radiopharmaceutical that is injected by IV. The IV is loaded with a radioactive element (Lutetium) that has been chemically bound to a certain antibody. This combination, upon injection, circulates throughout the body attaching itself to cancer cells and killing them. Perhaps most encouraging, this treatment kills cancer cells wherever they reside – the bones, lymph nodes, soft tissue organs or simply in the bloodstream. Daryl suffered from three of these four indications.
Articles indicate that this treatment has a median durability of 13.7 months. We can provide articles and appropriate links for those interested in learning more.
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