On Friday we gathered together to celebrate my cousin Jan's life. Old and new friends arrived to share how Jan has touched their lives. In 2004 Jan was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. She has spent the last ten years as an advocate and activist for newly diagnosed patients. Jan started the first neuroendocrine tumor support group in San Diego and has devoted countless hours providing advice to her fellow cancer patients and their families. Jan also was a loyal supporter of the San Diego
Cancer Research Institute a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients through integrative approaches to treatment. She personally introduced the benefits of yoga, meditation, acupuncture, gentle exercise, healing touch and the support of group therapy with other cancer survivors. In 2011, she received the Warner Advocacy Award, a national award given to people who are dedicated leaders in the neuroendocrine cancer community. The list of her generosity and love to others is endless. On Sept. 11, 2014 we celebrated her life. Here is a small slideshow of that celebration. Aloha Jan, until we meet again may you find eternal peace and tranquility.
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