Living Hope-Man she never met inspires her to get involved with the Hirshberg Foundation.

Elissa Oblath joined the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research after hearing stories about her sister-in-laws father who had died from pancreatic cancer.  Though he died before they met, hearing her sister-in-law share stories about her father, inspired Elissa to get involved.  This connection drew Elissa to Hirshberg and she now serves as their Communication Director.  She shared her connection to pancreatic cancer, what a Communications Director does and upcoming event “Tour de Pier,” on Orange County’s only community radio station. Livestreamed from UCI Beall Applied Innovation at the Cove 

If you or anyone you know need help with their journey, please contact the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Patient Services at or call 877-2-PANCAN.  If you’d like to share your story or have story ideas, please contact Roberta Luna at

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