Wonderful article from ACCC

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by Don Jewler, Director of Communications, ACCC

Just 90 days after Richard Orr’s diagnosis, this once-healthy 58-year-old ex-cop who played 18 holes of golf twice a week became a tired man who could barely walk 50 feet and was fighting for his life. He has pancreatic cancer.

On Saturday Mr. Orr appeared confident and strong as he spoke to a crowd of thousands who gathered for PurpleStride Washington, D.C., a 5K walk/run sponsored by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

“The best medicine for me is talking with survivors,” he said, remembering his first PurpleStride in 2010. “I will never forget walking up to the registration tent… and seeing the “Survivor’s Tent” nearby. That was the first time I had ever seen, much less talked, to another survivor. There before me were 18 people who knew exactly what I was going through, who could really give me a renewed hope…

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