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A Message from the President and CEO

Our guest columnist this month is Jai Pausch, who has served on the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's National Board of Directors since 2009. She became an impassioned advocate promoting pancreatic cancer research following the death of her husband, Randy Pausch, PhD, the acclaimed Carnegie Mellon University professor who passed from the disease in 2008 and wrote the internationally best-selling book, The Last Lecture. Jai lives with her children Dylan, Logan and Chloe in Chesapeake, Virginia.


Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA
President and CEO
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Dear fellow Pancreatic Cancer Action Network supporters:

Next month marks the fifth annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., where hundreds of supporters from across the country will join together in telling Congress they need to make pancreatic cancer a national priority. All of us need to tell Congress to Know it. Fight it and End it.

My children and I attended Advocacy Day last year and it was an emotional and empowering experience. I enjoyed meeting other advocates as well as our members of Congress. If you were there with us, you may remember that my son, Dylan, served as an outspoken and colorful "junior" advocate at several gatherings!

Randy believed that advocacy was a powerful tool for changing the course of history regarding this terrible disease. The participation for our family is the best way that we can continue to honor his memory and show our children how we can influence government decisions on issues like funding for pancreatic cancer research.

If you are unable to participate in Advocacy Day this year, I hope you will participate in the National Call-In Day on June 14.

Every voice is critical to moving our agenda forward. Make your elected officials in Congress aware of the need to make pancreatic cancer research a national priority. One simple way is to ask them to be a hero and sign the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act.

With warm regards,

Jai Pausch
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network National Board of Directors member and advocate


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