Marta’s Journey: Becker Raises 50k for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Marta’s Journey: Becker Raises 50k for Pancreatic Cancer Research

November 14, 2020 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, is pleased to support the Broward/Palm Beach Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Purple Stride 5K Run/Walk, happening virtually on November 15 and is the top corporate fundraiser in Florida for the Run/Walk.

TEAM BECKER has raised over $50k for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) to fund scientific research that will lead to a cure.

TEAM BECKER supports Marta Friedman, the wife of Bernie Friedman who chairs Becker’s Government Law and Lobbying Practice, and walks to build awareness and advance research for all those affected by pancreatic cancer. To watch an inspirational video of Marta’s journey, click here.

PanCAN’s PurpleStride is a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services to accelerate progress for pancreatic cancer patients. With almost 60 PurpleStride events nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters passionate about changing the future of pancreatic cancer come together to celebrate and honor everyone affected by the disease.

The 2019 PurpleStride Walk honored Marta Friedman as the PanCAN Survivor Speaker, where she spoke passionately about her journey which included months of toxic, ravaging chemotherapy and a long recovery. Marta was cancer-free for eight months but unfortunately, her pancreatic cancer recently returned.

Becker’s Managing Chair Gary Rosen remarked, “TEAM BECKER’s participating in PurpleStride is one of the firm’s main community service priorities. It is important to do everything that we can to find a cure for pancreatic cancer to help Marta and others and together, we can do more.”

Bernie Friedman added, “TEAM BECKER’s outpouring of money and support for Marta and others with pancreatic cancer has been so uplifting to me and my family. I’m proud to be a part of a law firm that places such importance on community service and charitable giving.”

In addition to the firm’s participation in the annual PurpleStride walk, Marta and Bernie have further supported the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s efforts by attending Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress and urge them to make pancreatic cancer a national priority.

Please join TEAM BECKER in their fight against pancreatic cancer by clicking here and donating to the cause: http://support.pancan.org/goto/beckerpoliakoff

About PanCAN’s PurpleStride
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) PurpleStride is a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services to accelerate progress for pancreatic cancer patients. PurpleStride is the number-one way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support.

About Becker
Becker, with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast. More information is available at www.beckerlawyers.com

Our philosophy of service is at the core of everything we do. We are deeply invested in the communities we live and work in and recognize that their success is our success. Through firm initiative, Becker Gives Back, we partner with a variety of organizations such as Helping Hands, United Way, Backpack Barber, and countless others that are helping to build a brighter future for our neighborhoods. Together, through charitable giving, volunteer work, pro bono service, and nonprofit leadership efforts we continuously strive to make a lasting impact.