Thursday, October 06, 2011

Thought for the Day - RIP Steve Jobs

Apple announced the sad news this morning that Steve Jobs has died of pancreatic cancer, aged just 56. The image later in this post, by Jonathan Mak Long, is a fitting tribute to the legendary "insanely great" former co-founder & chief executive of US technology giant Apple



Two of my friends have died of this terrible disease in recent years, Alan Blanks and Gill Cheshire. When she discovered that survival rates for pancreatic cancer had barely improved in forty years and that little research was being undertaken into the disease, Alan's widow Maggie founded the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund in April 2004. The PCRF is dedicated to supporting research to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. To find out more about this charity, or to make a donation, please visit the PCRF website
 
Image by Jonathan Mak Long
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