Welcome

Life After Cancer

May 08, 2013

James Mezhir, M.D.

University of Iowa Health Care

Dr. James Mezhir is a pancreatic and liver cancer surgeon at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Mezhir's experience is unique, in that in addition to him being a cancer surgeon, he is also a 25 year survivor of cancer. As a teenager, James was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma after undergoing a "Whipple procedure" for bile duct obstruction. Following his operation, he had twelve months of chemotherapy and has been free of disease since that time. Being cured of cancer has lead Dr. Mezhir towards caring for cancer patients. As a surgeon and father of two young daughters, Dr. Mezhir wants to show children diagnosed with this disease that there is a future and life after cancer.


Please join Dr. Mezhir in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by making a donation to his fundraising campaign.


Thanks to your support, his efforts, will help fund the therapies and treatments and help save lives today.


LLS's continued advancements over the years, are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled.


And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They're even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. LLS funded drugs like Gleevec, Sprycel, Arinza, Tasigna and Zolinza are now being tested for patients with other non-cancerous diseases like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis.


We really are changing the face of blood cancer!


All donations are greatly appreciated and are fully tax deductible. They will not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.


Please visit Dr. Mezhir's web site often and bring friends who would also like to donate!


On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere we thank you for your support! For more information about LLS, please visit www.lls.org


Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 25th - "Life After Cancer"

The Chait Galleries Downtown, 218 E. Washington St., Iowa City

Beautiful Art, Wine, and Silent Auction

6-8pm

(suggested minimum donation $40/person to benefit LLS)

Thank you to 126 for donating the food!!


Thursday, May 2nd - Deadwood Proceeds Day

Deadwood, 6 South Dubuque St., Iowa City

10% of the sales will be donated to Dr. Mezhir's campaign


Friday, May 3rd - "Aces Up Poker Challenge"

The University Club, 1360 Melrose Ave, Iowa City

Registration 6:15-6:30pm

$50 Registration Fee (4 additional buy-ins allowed @$50 each)

To Register call/text Priya Mezhir at (917) 504-7013 or email pmezhir@live.com

Cash or Check only!


Saturday, May 5th - Celebrity Bartenders @ Wildhogs Saloon & Eatery

on Hwy 151 in Walford, IA

3-5 pm

Live music, raffles, Great Food

Celebrity Bartenders - Mark Carlson, KCRG TV9 Reporter

& Feryl York, Mrs. Cedar Rapids 2013 & Mrs. Iowa International 2010

with Husband, Ryan York

Famous in House Smoked Pork sandwiches, baked beans & desert - $6 special to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Saturday, May 11th - "Life After Cancer"

McNutt Galleries, 204 Stevens Drive, Iowa City

Beautiful Art, Wine, and Silent Auction

6-8pm

(suggested minimum donation $40/person to benefit LLS)


Friday, May 17th - Fran & Margaret McCaffery Meet and Greet

A chance for you to talk with Coach McCaffery and his wife, Margaret. As many of you know, Coach McCaffery took the Iowa Men’s Basketball team to the NIT championship game this year and his wife Margaret was an all-star basketball player at Notre Dame. They are both extremely approachable and outgoing and are excited to be involved in our campaign.

8-10pm @ Dr. Mezhir's home in Iowa City

$150/person

Please rsvp to 917-504-7013 or email pmezhir@live.com



We are sorry donations are no longer being accepted for this participant for this event.


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