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DBK

The Favor Factory™
Staff member
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jul 30, 2005
14,710
Metro Detroit
Team Mitch has received numerous inquiries asking how to best honor Mitch with charitable donations.

Mitch and Amy were very grateful to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, PanCAN, for the information and support they provided, and their funding of efforts to find a cure. The link to our TEAM MITCH PanCAN Donation site is (http://support.pancan.org/site/TR?fr_id=1352&pg=team&team_id=9053.) From the early days when they were just learning about pancreatic cancer, to the last weeks when they were still searching for new trials, PanCAN was a godsend to the Lane family. Additionally, there is a talk of a hockey scholarship being established in Mitch’s name for youth hockey.

Following Mitch’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, we ask you to either donate to PanCAN, or wait for more information in the coming weeks about donating to a scholarship fund in Mitch’s name.


Sadly, and quite incredibly, I hate to note that Mitch isn't the only 2017 Ford GT owner to be taken by pancreatic cancer. Another family took delivery just after the gentleman that ordered it passed away from a short fight with the same. So if you have a chance, perhaps make a donation in both their honor.

http://support.pancan.org/site/TR?fr_id=1352&pg=team&team_id=9053
 

DBK

The Favor Factory™
Staff member
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jul 30, 2005
14,710
Metro Detroit
So very sorry to hear of Mitch's passing. His quiet battle was truly inspirational. Rest In Peace.
 

Raj Nair

Ford GT Team Alumni
Mar 10, 2015
43
Sad news to report. Mitch Lane has passed away tonight. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 3.5 years ago at the age of 41. Originally given 6 - 9 months to live, he battled and lived much longer than any thought. He is survived by a beautiful family.

Thank you DBK and Ford for making his dream come true with the delivery of his beautiful GT.
Very sad news. Our thoughts go out to his family. Godspeed, Mitch. - Raj Nair
 

Ed Sims

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 7, 2006
7,324
NorCal
Cancer is terrible. I'm sad we have lost two GT friends and there are thousands more sad stories. Thanks DBK for the info.

Ed
 

Sinovac

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 18, 2006
5,596
Largo, Florida
I'm very sorry to hear that. My sincerest condolences to his family.
 

Special K

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Aug 23, 2016
1,113
Franklinton, LA
So sad, our thoughts and prayers to his family.


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KJRGT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 4, 2006
2,840
SoCal
So very hard to hear. We had a close friend pass from P cancer.
May Mitch's family find peace and strength through his courage and fight to be with them these past years.
Our prayers are with the Lanes.
 

SteveA

GT Owner/B.O.D
Mark IV Lifetime
Dec 13, 2005
3,680
Sandpoint Id
Just horrible news. God Bless
 

ENZO BTR

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Sep 11, 2005
985
Southern California
Very sad to hear this. God bless him and his family during this tough time.
 

fjpikul

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jan 4, 2006
10,186
Belleville, IL
Condolences to his family. Bad actor tumor.
 

ChipBeck

GT Owner
Staff member
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Feb 13, 2006
5,543
Scottsdale, Arizona
Sadly, and quite incredibly, I hate to note that Mitch isn't the only 2017 Ford GT owner to be taken by pancreatic cancer. Another family took delivery just after the gentleman that ordered it passed away from a short fight with the same. So if you have a chance, perhaps make a donation in both their honor. http://support.pancan.org/site/TR?fr_id=1352&pg=team&team_id=9053
Great idea, thanks for putting that up. Done.

Chip
 

davefordgt

GT Owner
Feb 10, 2006
302
wow congrats I live in Newport coast would love to see it in person
 

Triheart7

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 3, 2007
2,535
Northern California
Very sad news! Glad he got to see and touch his GT. Hopefully it brought a big smile to his face!
 

DakotaGT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 9, 2012
1,316
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
So very sorry to hear this. Yes, what a blessing that he was able to receive delivery of his GT before his passing. I'm sure it brought him a bit of joy during his final days. My condolences to his family and his friends here on the forum.
 

mccarter1369

GT Owner #1304
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 18, 2006
146
Denver, CO
Just heartbreaking...so young. Prayers to friends and family...
 

William S

GT Owner
Jun 27, 2007
7
San Clemente, CA
very sad to hear,....rip
 

ChipBeck

GT Owner
Staff member
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Feb 13, 2006
5,543
Scottsdale, Arizona
God bless you Mitch.

His GT was delivered by my friend Jim Graham at Santa Margarita Ford close to where Mitch lived. I communicated with him a couple times and we were going to get together with our GT's when mine got to Santa Margarita at the end of this month. Damn, just damn. Way too young, way too soon, it just doesn't make sense. I want to reinforce to the people at Ford who moved heaven and earth to get him his GT in time, that was an act of real kindness and compassion. Mitch told me that car made him so happy. The best to his family.

Chip
 
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Stef

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Apr 5, 2009
803
Southern California
WOW THATS AWESOME LOOKIN. Congrats!!! May take you up on that if I can ever get loose from the grind stone.
 

Ed Sims

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Apr 7, 2006
7,324
NorCal
This is very sad news. I'm sorry for his family & our loss of Mitch "mlane"

Ed
 

mmlcobra

GT Owner
May 25, 2013
955
Such sad news!
However, he got to see his passion before he want on.
Enjoy your journey FORD friend!
Best to the family.
RIP!!!!
Mark