Friday, October 21, 2011

Danny and the Juniors for Pennies in Action

Please watch this video that Danny and the Juniors made in support of
Pennies in Action.....

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Answer to Cancer...

The Answer to Cancer...

In This Issue
Quote of the Week
Quote of the Week

"I urge all of you to enjoy life and the precious moments you have. To be enthusiastic everyday and as Ralph Waldo Emerson said "Nothing great can be accomplished without enthusiasm".

So keep the dream alive, in spite of whatever problems you have. The ability to work hard will allow your dreams to come true, to become a reality."

-Jim Valvano, March 4, 1993 acceptance speech for the inaugural Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award at the first annual Espy Awards


One in four people in the United States is affected by some form of this disease...there's a good chance that as you read this, you are one of them or you know someone who's been touched by cancer. Our goal is not to dwell on the statistics of a losing battle...but to champion a cause for hope


The good news is that researchers like Brian Czerniecki, MD, PhD at the Hospital of the University of Penn (HUP) are dedicated to finding the key that unlocks the mystery of curing this disease. As a Rhoads Harrington Professor of Surgical Oncology and Co-Director of the Rena Rowan Breast Center, Dr. Czerniecki has made a commitment to challenge the "standard of care" by researching the molecular behavior of cancer and incredibly, helping patients to use their own body for the cure.

Picture: From left to right: Dr. Brian Czerniecki, Uschi Keszler (Founder of Pennies in Action) and Ursula Koldovsky who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer last year. She was long-time associate of Dr. Czerniecki and a driving force in his Dendritic Cell research, growing the individual vaccines used for the participants in the HER-2/neu clinical trial.

Dr. Czerniecki has already developed an immunotherapy vaccine and successfully treated 50 women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. He has developed a vaccine that teaches your body's own immune system to defend against cancer. His goal is to apply this protocol to multiple types of cancer. With your support, he can continue his assault, and ultimately attain the cure.

Having received grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH) Dr. Czerniecki is in the process of completing the second phase of a trial for HER2+ breast cancer. He needs to supplement the acquired grants with an additional $200,000 to take the next step in conquering cancer.


Dr. Czerniecki has applied proven science as evidenced by the astonishing results that he has achieved, but he needs funding. On behalf of all those people that are affected by cancer, please head this call to action. Click on the following link to the 501(c ) (3 ) non- profit foundation Pennies in Action

Please take a few minutes to view the video in which Dr. Czerniecki explains his research and get a sense of how close he really is....THEN, please click on the donate tab in the left menu to make a difference.

Personal Note from Helena Nyman: Pennies in Action is an Organization, all based on volunteer work - no paid employees! - that currently raises funds to set an end to the senseless death due to cancer.

Have an EXTRAordinary weekend!