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The Matt Dallek's Ride For Pancreatic Cancer

In the Fall of 2008, a remarkable young man named Matt Dallek will go on a 60-mile bike ride through the civil war battlefields of Maryland to raise money for pancreatic cancer research at Johns Hopkins. Matt is wonderful, thoughtful and brave. You can learn more about remarkable story by reading the e-mail Matt sent out announcing his ride.

Matt's efforts have already had a wonderful impact! Matt has already raised enough money to support a new graduate student at Johns Hopkins and to support a novel "gene chip" experiment. The new graduate student supported by Matt, Melek Erdinc, plans to dedicate her career to pancreatic cancer research.

Matt and Melek

The new gene chip work will be conducted by Drs. Maitra and Eshelman at Johns Hopkins.

Matt's story is a great example of how one person can make a real difference in the war against pancreatic cancer. If you would like to donate to support this remarkable man, please go to and click “Donate by Credit Card,” enter my Matt Dallek's name in the “in honor of” field so we can track how much he has raised and donate by credit card. (You can also send a check; the information about how to do so is on the website).

More Pictures

Matt and Dr. Cameron
Matt Dallek and Dr. Cameron

Matt with Drs. Maitra and Eshelman
Dr. Maitra, Matt Dallek and Dr. Eshelman

Matt and Dr. Ed Gabrielson
Melek Erdinc, Matt Dallek and Dr. Ed Gabrielson

Matt and Dr, Ralph Hruban
Matt Dallek and Dr. Hruban