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


  1. So sad : ( He was so committed to Apple right to the end. Needless to say a pioneer and innovator of modern technology and director of vision.

    I am so sad to hear of your friends who also passed to this disease, and brave work by PCRF, very kind of you to share this.

  2. Good for you spreading the word about pancreatic cancer...I was diagnosed Dec. 2009 and have also just lost two friends to this disease in the past two months. A truly dreadful cancer...I'm off to check out the PCRF website. Hugs to you, Erika!


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