The Shirley Tugend Fund was established in 2007 by the Tugend family. Shirley Tugend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the spring of 2002 at the age of 51. She had surgery to remove the tumor; then underwent a series of radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Miraculously, she survived four years but eventually lost her battle in April of 2006. She was an instrumental part of her family and the lives of so many other people she met through her professional and community involvement. She was an extraordinary person who gave so much to so many people as a nurse, colleague, family member, friend and loving stranger.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, claiming a higher percentage of lives than any other form of cancer. In the United States, pancreatic cancer is diagnosed in more than 37,000 people every year. To learn more about TGen's pancreatic cancer research program, please click here.
The Tugend family created the Fund to honor all that Shirley did to help others in her life. The family hopes that this Fund will help promote pancreatic cancer research and ultimately lead to a cure for this devastating disease.
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