11th Annual Firsty Family Moonlight Walk

Honoring the Memory of Julie Seltzer-Firsty

This year, on Friday, September 17th, family and friends of Julie Seltzer Firsty will be walking at the Palo Alto Baylands in her memory to support a cure for neuroendocrine cancer.

The Firsty family found knowledge, hope, and kinship through NETRF. “We had the ability to learn so much more about the disease and meet the doctors at the many patient conferences,” said Julie’s husband and caregiver, Wayne Firsty, Campbell, CA. “We met others going through the same journey, and it was good to share ideas and stories to learn from each other.” 

Julie fought valiantly against neuroendocrine cancer for more than five years.  As she so eloquently stated during those years…

“While there is no cure for people like me (whose cancer is not surgically removable), progress is being made in trials to stabilize these tumors, so people with the diagnosis can live years with a good quality of life. But more needs to be done so one day a cure can be found. The only way we can keep making progress is if there is more money for research. I’m on my fifth different type of chemo now. Please help me raise money so more options can be found.”

Julie passed away in 2014 but the belief in supporting all the research efforts has never waned.

Last year’s challenges of the pandemic forced the family’s walk to be a little different, completing the fundraiser virtually and in the daylight on a nearby trail in their neighborhood. This year they are back in force doing the 2021 Palo Alto Moonlight walk to make a difference. Their goal is to reach $6,000 to fund important neuroendocrine cancer research.

“Julie went above and beyond partaking in numerous research trials,” said her husband, Wayne. “We will do no less to help NETRF find a cure.”

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Many Thanks to all 2021 Moonlight Supporters!

You will always be there with us.

Wayne Firsty

In loving memory of Julie …we still miss her dearly!

Michelle and David Wolf-Bloom

Support and continued hope that a cure will soon be found. Warrior Julie, we love and miss you every day!

Judy, Steven, Morgan, and Joshua

In loving memory.

Carol and Steve Abrams

In memory of Julie.

Jonathan and Cara Baker

We miss Julie so much. She will always be part of our lives.

Lynn Osband and Steve Dick

Such a wonderful cause in memory of a truly wonderful person.

 Dana Asher and Scott Reiner

How wonderful Wayne, Shay and Alana that you continue to remember Julie in this very special way!

Nina Weil

Keep on trucking Firstys!

Charles Goldberg

In memory of Julie, we appreciate that you continue to raise awareness and funds for a cure.

Harriet and Bart Schneiderman

In tribute to my friend, Julie, with the hope for finding a cure. We miss you. Thank you to Wayne, Shay, and Allie for honoring Julie’s memory.

 Carolyn Neiss

Good luck walking!!!

The Winns

May this walk and all the donated funds lead to even longer survivorship for others affected by NET. We miss Julie.

Josh Berkenwald and Dana Romalis

We continue to hope for more progress and a cure.

Gerard and Robin Renna

We love you all...and of course miss Julie!

Caren Friedman

Missing you a lot!

Jerome and Ruth Firsty

We hope the walk was beautiful. Wonderful that you surpassed your fundraising goal and honored to make it even more. Love, Laura and Larry

Laura Winston and Larry Fine

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