Canfield business helps raise pancreatic cancer awareness

Cancer cycle

CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) —  A Canfield business partnered with two families to raises awareness about pancreatic cancer.

Pure Cycle spinning studio was decked out in purple on Sunday.

Nicole Billak’s 42-year-old sister lost her battle with cancer exactly year ago on Sunday. aLSO, Bob Cene Jr’s mother passed away nine weeks after she was diagnosed with the disease.

For both it’s about raising awareness.

“I think the reason i’m so passionate is there’s not a lot of funding for this disease and there’s no early detection methods, so i really want to raise awareness and funding so we can find a cure,” said Billak.

“The awareness here today hopefully it will help the research and more attention to the disease,” added Cene.

Sunday’s event wasn’t supposed to be a fundraiser but did make donations. Proceeds will go to the pancreatic cancer action network.

Chief Meteorologist, Don Guthrie is also fighting late stage pancreatic cancer. An update on his condition and progress will air on WYTV News this Thursday.

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