Alpha Media’s PANCAN Radiothon on November 15th—What It’s All About
Every November, Alpha Media partners with Renee’s Run to host our annual PANCAN Radiothon in order to raise funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Join us on air November 15th from 9a-3p as we auction unique items, collect donations, and share the stories of those diagnosed, and those who have overcome pancreatic cancer.
These funds (generously donated by you and other members of our community) are used to further research and discover better treatments, diagnoses, and causes.
Some quick facts about Pancreatic Cancer:
- More than 56,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year.
- The 5-year survival rate for people with pancreatic cancer is 9%
- If the cancer is detected at an early stage when surgical removal of the tumor is possible, the 5-year survival rate is 34%. About 10% of people are diagnosed at this stage. If the cancer has spread to surrounding tissues or organs, the 5-year survival rate is 12%. For the 52% of people who are diagnosed after the cancer has spread to a distant part of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 3%.
We host this radiothon to honor the legacy of Renee’ Rogers, wife of Denny Rogers. Renee’ forged the way for the dealerships Denny managed to begin their recognition of local athletes through the Athlete of the Week Program, as well as supporting other educational endeavors for years. Renee’s fingerprints were all over the AOW Scholarship Program awarding annual Scholarships now totaling $25,000 to the best of the best of student athletes recognized for their athletic prowess, academia excellence, school, community and church organization participation. As the mother of Miss Louisiana 2003, Renee’ was well known in the Pageant Circles in many southern states. Renee’ afforded many young ladies the opportunity to work under her in interview skills development, poise, evening gown presentation as well as supporting many in their physical fitness endeavors. Renee’ was the owner of Chelsea Couture in Shreveport dressing many of the competitors in both the Miss Louisiana/Teen America and Miss Louisiana/Teen USA systems. Renee’ will always be remembered for her passionate and selfless commitment to the success and education of many young men and women in the area.Renee’ will always be remembered for her passionate and selfless commitment to the success and education of many young men and women in the area.
Because Renee’ gave so much of herself to the local community it was only fitting that when she succumbed to her disease that the community found a way to give back on her behalf.
For further information on Renee’s Run, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or how you can donate, please visit: http://reneesrun.com/