About Us

Let’s Win is an unprecedented platform that enables patients, doctors, and researchers to share fast-breaking information on potentially life-saving pancreatic cancer treatments and trials that go beyond the standard of care.

Through Let’s Win, patients and their families can exchange information about their diagnoses and the science-driven treatments they have undertaken beyond traditional protocols, and share what they learn from others with their medical team.

About Us

Let’s Win is an unprecedented platform that enables patients, doctors, and researchers to share fast-breaking information on potentially life-saving pancreatic cancer treatments and trials that go beyond the standard of care.

Through Let’s Win, patients and their families can exchange information about their diagnoses and the science-driven treatments they have undertaken beyond traditional protocols, and share what they learn from others with their medical team.

Anne’s Story

Anne Glauber was a truly incredible person. In May 2014 she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer; she was given only six months to live. Instead of letting this devastating diagnosis stop her, Anne took this disease on in a way that only she could. She devised a plan and tapped into a variety of resources which resulted in her living a longer, fuller life. As part of that she created Let’s Win so that other pancreatic cancer patients could access the same types of resources that she was able to use.

Anne passed away after a heroic 3-year battle with this disease. Let’s Win is her legacy. She would say she won and wants all pancreatic cancer patients to do the same.

Anne’s Story

Anne Glauber was a truly incredible person. In May 2014 she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer; she was given only six months to live. Instead of letting this devastating diagnosis stop her, Anne took this disease on in a way that only she could. She devised a plan and tapped into a variety of resources which resulted in her living a longer, fuller life. As part of that she created Let’s Win so that other pancreatic cancer patients could access the same types of resources that she was able to use.

Anne passed away after a heroic 3-year battle with this disease. Let’s Win is her legacy. She would say she won and wants all pancreatic cancer patients to do the same.

The Birth of Let’s Win

Anne’s Urgent Search

In May 2014, my life was transformed when I learned that I had stage IV pancreatic cancer. My family and I were stunned and devastated, not knowing where to turn, but knowing that we had to do something urgently.

The overwhelming fear and confusion we experienced became the genesis for Let’s Win.

It was very difficult to determine the best pancreatic cancer doctors or understand the science advances that could help me. We networked with every possible person who might provide answers.

These recommendations brought me to Dr. William Isacoff in Los Angeles and Dr. Allyson Ocean in New York. I chose these doctors because they specialize in pancreatic cancer and are willing to be innovative in their treatments.

They use new science-driven approaches that go beyond the typical treatment for pancreatic cancer and have introduced me to leading scientists who can provide help for patients right now. I wanted to share this experience with others.

Willa Shalit, Dr. Allyson Ocean, Kerri Kaplan, and I made a commitment to create the resource that I had not been able to find: an online community sharing new science-driven treatments to help patients and families fight pancreatic cancer.

We imagined, then founded Let’s Win. We are an initiative supported by the Lustgarten Foundation.

The Birth of Let’s Win

Anne’s Urgent Search

In May 2014, my life was transformed when I learned that I had stage IV pancreatic cancer. My family and I were stunned and devastated, not knowing where to turn, but knowing that we had to do something urgently.

The overwhelming fear and confusion we experienced became the genesis for Let’s Win.

It was very difficult to determine the best pancreatic cancer doctors or understand the science advances that could help me. We networked with every possible person who might provide answers.

These recommendations brought me to Dr. William Isacoff in Los Angeles and Dr. Allyson Ocean in New York. I chose these doctors because they specialized in pancreatic cancer and are willing to be innovative in their treatments.

They use new science-driven approaches that go beyond the typical treatment for pancreatic cancer and have introduced me to leading scientists who can provide help for patients right now. I wanted to share this experience with others.

Willa Shalit, Dr. Allyson Ocean, Kerri Kaplan, and I made a commitment to create the resource that I had not been able to find: an online community sharing new science-driven treatments to help patients and families fight pancreatic cancer.

We imagined, then founded Let’s Win. We are an initiative supported by the Lustgarten Foundation.

Scientific Advisory Board

Allyson J. Ocean, M.D., Chair

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York

Lewis Cantley, Ph.D.

Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York.

Ron Evans, Ph.D.

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California

Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, M.D.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

William Isacoff, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D.

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland

Anirban Maitra, M.D.

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Eileen M. O’Reilly, M.D.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

Gloria M. Petersen, Ph.D.

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Felice Schnoll-Sussman, M.D.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York

Diane M. Simeone, M.D.

Pancreatic Cancer Center, Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York

David Tuveson, M.D., Ph.D.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Bert Vogelstein, M.D.

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland

Robert H. Vonderheide, M.D., D.Phil.

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Advisory Committee

President Jimmy Carter, Honorary Chair

Jane Randel, Chair

Co-President of Karp Randel LLC

Gil Bashe

Managing Partner of Finn Partners

Faith Daniels

American television news anchor, reporter, and talk show host

Susan M. Domchek, M.D.

Basser Center for BRCA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mary Fisher

American artist, activist and author

Jennie Fortunoff

President of Esterow Events & Consulting, Inc.

Millicent Fortunoff

President of M Fortunoff Communications

Robert Friedman

Businessman and Entrepreneur

Lili Glauber

Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Betty Hudson

President Hudson & Associates

Robbie Karp

Co-President of Karp Randel LLC

Barbara J. Kenner, Ph.D.

Kenner Family Research Fund; founding partner, Neuropsychological Assessment and Consultation Services, LLP

Steve Klausner

Creative director, screenwriter, and essayist

Danica Kombol

Social Media Marketing Executive

Carol Kurzig

Retired President of the Avon Foundation for Women

William L. McComb

Former Chief Executive Officer at Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc.

Dena Merriam

Managing Partner of Finn Partners

Ogden Phipps II

Co-Founding Partner of Snow Phipps

Vicky Rideout

President of VJR Consulting and Editor for reviews and commentaries at the Journal of Children and Media

Maile M. Zambuto

Chief Executive Officer, Joyful Heart Foundation

Our Team

President Jimmy Carter, Honorary Chair

Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born October 1, 1924, in the small farming town of Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the…

Jane Randel, Chair

Jane Randel is a Social Impact consultant and co-founder of Karp Randel, a consultancy designed to help corporations, foundations and individuals achieve their business and personal goals while making a…

Gil Bashe

Our health system is hard to navigate -- sometimes the sectors seem at odds. But, patients expect that each piece of the medical puzzle – physician, provider, payer, pharma and…

Faith Daniels

Millions of viewers know Faith Daniels for her role as an anchor, host and correspondent on some of America’s most popular Network News and Talk Show programs. Daniels is also…

Susan M. Domchek, M.D.

Susan M. Domchek, MD is the Basser Professor in Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. She serves as Executive Director of the Basser Center…

Mary Fisher

The world “discovered” Mary Fisher on the evening of August 19, 1992, when she delivered a speech at the 1992 Republican Convention. It is ranked as one of the 100…

Jennie Fortunoff

Jennie Fortunoff, President of Esterow Events & Consulting, Inc., a full-service event planning company based in New York, NY, is proud to serve on the board in honor of her…

Millicent Fortunoff

Millicent Fortunoff is President of M. Fortunoff Communications. She has extensive experience managing global and national media relations campaigns that build one reputation across regions, yet tailored to local issues…

Robert Friedman

Lili Glauber

I am a psychotherapist and a clinical social worker with over ten years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. As a therapist, I aim to build on my…

Betty Hudson

Betty Hudson is an award-winning communications industry leader with more than four decades of experience in every aspect of corporate and strategic communications, including consumer, employee, financial and cause related…

Robbie Karp

Robbie Karp is a Social Impact advisor and co-founder of Karp Randel, a consultancy designed to help corporations, foundations and individuals achieve their business and personal goals while making a…

Barbara J. Kenner, Ph.D.

Barbara Kenner established Kenner Family Research Fund (KFRF) in memory of her husband Peter, who died shortly after he was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. The purpose of KFRF is…

Steve Klausner

Steve is an award-winning creative director, screenwriter and essayist. In partnership with Anne Glauber, he co-authored their upcoming non-fiction book, Falling To Grace from publisher Changing Lives Press. He is…

Danica Kombol

Danica founded Everywhere Agency in 2009, with a sole purpose of helping brands build better stories through social media. With clients such as Macy’s, Cox Communications, and Carter’s, her agency…

Carol Kurzig

Carol Kurzig joined the Avon Foundation for Women in January 2004, and currently serves as its President. The Avon Foundation was created in 1955 to "improve the lives of women"…

William L. McComb

William L. McComb served as Chief Executive Officer of Liz Claiborne, Inc. (renamed Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. in 2012) and was a member of the Company’s Board of Directors…

Dena Merriam

My goal is to help define a new role for business in a rapidly changing global environment, and seek to build bridges between corporations and the public, pioneering the very…

Ogden Phipps II

Mr. Phipps is a co-founding Partner of Snow Phipps. Prior to the formation of Snow Phipps, Mr. Phipps was a founding Partner and President of Guggenheim Merchant Banking, the private…

Vicky Rideout

The firm is run by Vicky Rideout, a veteran Foundation executive, non-profit program director, and political aide whose career has run the gamut from working with then-State Senator Barack Obama…

Maile M. Zambuto

Maile M. Zambuto joined the Joyful Heart Foundation as its Executive Director in 2008 and was named Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Founded by Mariska Hargitay in 2004, the mission…

Founders

Anne Glauber

Anne Glauber

Co-Founder, Chair of Founders Council
Allyson J. Ocean, M.D.

Allyson J. Ocean, M.D.

Co-Founder, Chair of Scientific Advisory Board
Kerri Kaplan

Kerri Kaplan

Co-Founder
Willa Shalit

Willa Shalit

Co-Founder, Digital Director
Cindy Price Gavin

Cindy Price Gavin

Founding Executive Director

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