Elvin Howard, Sr. Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Foundation, Elvin Howard Sr. PCAF, was created
in memory of our love one, Elvin Howard, Sr., who was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2007. In spite of this devastating diagnosis, Elvin fought to the very end. In honor of him, we will also fight Pancreatic Cancer through raising resources and awareness, and advocating for those diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and families.
ELVIN HOWARD, SR. HIS STORY
Elvin was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, family man and Christian. He worked hard on his full-time job, but worked even harder in his garden. Working with his hands in the dirt and growing things were his passion. Elvin was a quiet, but generous man who would help and gave his all to family and strangers alike. He loved people regardless of who they were. Elvin was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He believed in taking care of his health by having regular physical exams, eating right (he ate salads every day), and exercised regularly by walking several times a week. He thought his weight loss was a “good thing.”
Elvin was misdiagnosed and treated for diabetes several months prior to finally being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. This came as a shock since there were no real symptoms that identified the Pancreatic Cancer disease process. He lived seventeen months after being diagnosed, fighting it until the very end. Elvin was like many of your husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, and family members. Elvin Howard Sr. represents all who have been diagnosed or misdiagnosed and suffered through the dreaded disease of Pancreatic Cancer.
ADVOCACY AND INITIATIVES
We provide aid and support for those who are fighting Pancreatic Cancer and their caregivers are also a part of our planned activities. If you are a patient, caregiver or family member in need of support, please CONTACT US TODAY!
THERE ARE VARIOUS INITIATIVES WE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT AS A FOUNDATION.
Annually, we plan to HOST
AWARENESS and FUNDRAISING EVENTS.
We also plan to host and/or PARTICIPATE WITH other NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS to RAISE FUNDS FOR: