This statement defines Roberta Z. Kanfer. To live your life to the fullest and pursue your dreams. To love with compassion fearlessly. To laugh at your mistakes and share your laughter. To enjoy life everyday. To give tirelessly of yourself.
Roberta, affectionately known as Bobbye to those whose lives were touched by her, left this world too soon and too young.
She passed away from pancreatic cancer in her early 50's. Bobbye fought tirelessly for the American Cancer Society only to succumb to one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Over 30 years later and there is still no cure for pancreatic cancer
. What is worse is that there is no early detection screening available as part of yearly exams.
I am sure all of you have either endured the loss or know someone who has felt the loss of a mother, sister, aunt or uncle at the hands of this dreaded disease. Pancreatic cancer does not discriminate; it affects young and old and affects not only the person who has the disease but those that are left behind. A daughter whose only wish would have been for her mother to meet her granddaughter and share in the joy of watching her grow into a beautiful woman.
Please make a donation in memory of Roberta “Bobbye” Kanfer in support of City of Hope.
Donations of $100 and above are eligible for a limited “Live, Love, Hope” Silver and Diamond necklace.