Loss of Loved Ones Drives a Family to Eradicate Cancer

*credit verbatim via eurekalert.org and University of Hawaii Cancer Center*

Alison Brown-Carvalho lost her husband William Brown to pancreatic cancer in 2009, after 16 years of marriage. A few years later she lost her mother, Janet (Ikeda) Shitabata, to stomach cancer.

As a result, Brown-Carvalho made a career change and joined the University of Hawai’i Foundation in the Development Office at the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center, determined to do her part to eradicate cancer. She raised $50,000 from family members and donated it for pancreatic cancer research at the UH Cancer Center.

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*credit verbatim via eurekalert.org and University of Hawaii Cancer Center*

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