In memory of Lars Bjerde

Lars was a loving father, father-in-law, grandfather, and friend. He was a Swedish-American. He loved his new country, in which he arrived in 1981 when he came to serve at the Swedish Embassy. He loved the energy, the constant quest for opportunities, the friendships that forged easily, and the can-do attitude of the American people. He fought his cancer like he fought any other fight–by pulling strength from his family and his close friends, by being open-minded to treatment options, by changing his lifestyle, and by a huge dose of optimism, hope and trust. He was known at Virginia Cancer Specialists as “the guy who came to chemo in a suit and left chemo in a suit”. He lived life the way he wanted to until the very end; he never retired, he never gave up, and our lives are all the richer from the time we had with him.

The family will be notified of your gift as well as any notes you include. Please allow an additional 5 – 7 business days for mail delivery, per the US Postal Service. If you prefer, donations may also be mailed to:

Prostate Cancer Foundation
1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401