Aretha Franklin Estate Launches Fund For Pancreatic Cancer Research. Franklin died on August 16, 2018. Before she was laid to rest, Ms. Franklin was sent out in a blaze of glory by celebrities, politicians, presidents and ordinary folks.
Aretha Franklin Died of Same Rare Cancer That Took The Life Of Apple CEO Steve Jobs
It’s been a year since we lost the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, to a rare form of Pancreatic Cancer. The same rare form of Pancreatic Cancer that took the life of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, which only happens in 7% of cancer cases. Now, in her honor, her estate has launched a fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
“Being ‘The Queen’ Is Not All About Singing…It Has To Do With Your Service To People – And Your Contributions To Your Community.”
According to the Source, Aretha Franklin’s Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research, which will continue to research the causes of cancer, is a partnership with a Detroit-based company entitled the Women’s Informal Network and the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF).
“A lot of the work we fund is basic science in the laboratory, learning why these tumors grow and spread. We don’t know all the answers about that. Researchers are trying to understand these tumors at a cellular level and—with some of the treatments available—why some patients respond and others do not,” – Elyse Gellerman, head of Boston’s NETRF.
As told to the NAACP, Aretha Franklin shared what she believed it meant to be the Queen –
By her social contributions still being felt in communities everywhere, Aretha Franklin still shines her light…Long live the Queen!