This year, on Friday, September 9th, 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 we got to do the walk in person again after having to do it ‘virtually’ in our neighborhood! It was great feeling the energy of all the other participants around us and knowing that this was where Julie walked with us for many years. Our goal this year is to reach $6,000.00. Help us get there!
“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.”
Wayne, Shay & Alana Firsty
Laura and Larry
Jonathan and Cara
Harriet and Bart
Jerome and Ruth Firsty