My name is Janice Chalovich and I am honored to be a volunteer for  Purples Pansies and their fight to raise money for early detection and a cure for pancreatic cancer.

I am married and have one stepson.  I have lived in Georgia for the past 6 years, previously residing most of my adult life in New Jersey.

I recently retired after being in the corrugated packaging industry for almost 40 years.  I worked as a Customer Service Manager for most of my career and over the past 5 years was a Senior IT System Analyst with WestRock.

I do have a personal reason for supporting Purple Pansies.  My father died 20 years ago at the age of 85 and was never really sick a day in his life, until he became ill one day and was taken to the hospital.  At that time, he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and was given three months to live.  He didn’t make it through his third month.  Being a child of a parent with pancreatic cancer, and knowing there is no early detection and that it could be genetic, is why I so thankful for people like Maria Fundora and the Purple Pansies organization.

Please help us make a difference in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Janice Chalovich