Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

by Austin Dave, Staff Writer 526 views0

Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among Americans.
Each year 43,000 people are diagnosed with this disease. Approximately 36,000 men and women will die of pancreatic cancer in 2010 alone. The mortality estimate for this year is staggering and is based on cases diagnosed and patients that died during the years 2003-2007, (statistics taken from the Natl. Cancer Institute website

An estimate 21,370 men and 21,770 women will contract the deadly disease and most of them are usually over the age of 65. Each year, fundraising events try and raise enough money to help in the research and development of cures, as well as continuous improvement on the four main treatment areas that are currently be used.

This year one of Santa Clarita’s Beauty Salon and Spa Facilities is holding a “CUT-A-THON” fundraiser on November 14, 2010 from 10am-5pm. Concerto Salon and Spa, located at 23340 Cinema Dr. in Valencia. The Salon is asking that customers wear something purple to signify their support in the eradication of this disease. For more information on this event as well as special pricing for the fundraiser, please call the salon directly at 661-287-3700.

Austin Dave, Staff Writer

Austin spent two years in the GVTV television production class at Golden Valley High School — one year on the staff and one year as the student producer. Following graduation in June 2009 he enrolled in the News Media class at College of the Canyons, where he enjoys his position as Web Director of Cougar News Online ( In his spare time, Austin films and edits projects for local businesses, schools and bands. Video editing and cinematography are his two deepest passions. He enjoys living in the city of Santa Clarita and is the youngest member of the SCVTV staff.

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