Supporters from across the country raised awareness about pancreatic cancer in their
states and home towns by securing 678 proclamations from their state and local
elected officials, representing a 15% increase compared to 2011.
This year, approximately 9,400 advocates sent more than 25,000 email messages,
reaching 533 out of 535 Congressional offices.
Since the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s advocacy program was founded in
increasing federal funding for pancreatic cancer research has remained a top
priority. In 2011, these efforts resulted in a 2.43% increase in NCI funding for
pancreatic cancer research. This achievement is particularly noteworthy given that the
NCI’s overall budget did not increase during this time.
Hundreds of supporters from around the country convened on Capitol Hill on June 26, 2012, for the sixth annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day.