The Ones Who Give Us HOPE:

Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th leading cause of all cancer deaths in the US, only more people die from breast, lung & colon cancer.  In 2010 the National Cancer Institute spent 6 times more money on breast cancer research and 3 times more money on lung and colon cancer research.

There is a need for additional funding and research.  You can help by simply bringing awareness to the inequity to this funding of cancer research, volunteering your time to an organization, or donating money for research.

Pancreatic Cancer by the Numbers

Death Rate - 94%
Survival Rate - 6%

Bryan Speicher

Bryan passed away of pancreatic cancer in 2003 before BSI Engineering was conceived but certainly not before he felt the love, admiration, and appreciation from all of us who had the privilege of knowing him, working with him, and being inspired by him. As a matter of fact, the B-S-I stands for “Bryan Speicher Inspired”. His vision lives on here within BSI, in that the management and leadership within this company are dedicated to creating an employee team that serves the clients and rewards them accordingly, by sharing ownership, financial rewards, and responsibility.

Joyce Schwettman Ogden

Joyce Schwettman Ogden died of Pancreatic Cancer in 2010 at the age of 82.

Joyce loved painting, gardening & volunteering, spending her retirement years helping others.  Her family proudly supports GIVEHOPE and is dedicated to help find a cure for this disease.

Ken Falhaber

Dennis “Mitch” Mitchell

Dennis “Mitch” Mitchell, 65, Wilmington, formerly of Murray City, Ohio died 2:50 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2012, at Kettering Medical Center. His wife, Shirley Mitchell, to whom he was married Oct. 11, 1986, survives.

Mr. Mitchell was born March 4, 1947 in Nelsonville, son of the late Walter and Charlotte Spencer Mitchell. He was a graduate of Murray City High School and served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

Phyllis A Conner Parry

Phyllis A Conner was born September 21, 1929.  Phyllis received her Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and taught elementary and middle school until she retired from the Chillicothe Branch of the American Association of University Women.  She loved traveling especially to England and the Bahamas.  She had one daughter, Cassandra Bolt-Meredith and one granddaughter, Brianna Bolt.  She especially enjoyed going to the many trampoline and tumbling competitions with her granddaughter, Brianna.  Phyllis was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in May 2006 and succumbed to the disease in June 2007.

Kathy Ruthman Neff

Kathy Ruthman Neff was born in Tachikawa, Japan and raised in Forest Park Ohio.  She was a friendly, fun loving girl who played the piano and loved to read.  While in high school she was a member of Honor Society and was on the Drill Tram.  She graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering.  Following college she moved to California and worked in Aerospace for McDonald Douglas and General Dynamics.  While working at General Dynamics she was awarded the “Hispanic Women of the Year Award”.

Bethany Sininger Flege

My journey with UC Health began on a Thursday evening, December 9, 2010, with a visit to my family physician, Dr. Sri  Murthy.  I was having stomach pains that just wouldn’t go away.  I thought maybe a bad case of Acid Reflux disease.  Whatever Dr. Murthy discovered on my examination, she set me up for an ultrasound the following Monday.  Tom and I went  to have the the ultrasound  done at West Chester Medical Office Building.  Right after getting home, the phone rang.  Dr. Murthy wanted me to come back for a CAT Scan.

Chuck Reed

Rick Groneck

Rick Groneck