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The guest columnist this month is Laurie MacCaskill. Laurie is the new Chair of our National Board of Directors and a seven-year pancreatic cancer survivor. She is the first survivor to hold this position. Since her diagnosis in 2006, Laurie has served as a tireless volunteer and advocate for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
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seven-Year Survivor Elected as Board Chair
Laurie MacCaskill never expected a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. But once that happened, sheer determination put her on a path to survive and thrive. As a survivor, volunteer, advocate, donor and board member, moving into her new role of Chair of our National Board of Directors is natural fit. Read her story.
PurpleStride DC Stirs Pride
Staff member Michelle Flude reflects on the passion, spirit and astonishing turnout at fundraising and awareness-raising PurpleStride DC, which was held two days before the Seventh Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day event in June.
Companies and Private donors unite
More companies are collaborating in a meaningful way with private donors, just as donors and their families are finding creative ways to make a bigger impact in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Learn how you can, too.
researchers play critical role at Advocacy Day
Research grant recipients, scientific and medical advisors and other members of the scientific and clinical research community participated in Advocacy Day to ensure sustained adequate federal funding to continue their work. Read more.

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