Volunteer for Progress: Help Us Reach Our Goal of 6,996 New Volunteers.
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Attention Healthcare Professionals
Help more people learn about pancreatic cancer during November by ordering our awareness kit.
A Minneapolis Educational Event
Learn the latest about pancreatic cancer from leading specialists in the field. Register today.
PurpleStride and PurpleLight Events
Scores of awareness events are taking place around the country. Find out where.
Co-Sponsorship Countdown
Does your member of Congress sit on one of the congressional committees that have jurisdiction over our bill? Check our Senate and House alerts.
Organize Your
Own Purplelight

Order your own PurpleLight kit and other awareness items today to prepare for November Awareness Month.
Research
There's still time to apply for 2012 research grants. More than
$3.1 million will be distributed.
Find out more.
Keep the
Memory Alive

Create a tribute page for your loved one and help everyone affected by pancreatic cancer.
New Recognition: Legacy Funds
We now offer Named Legacy Funds which present a very special and lasting way to pay tribute to someone cherished.
The 2011 Hugs Back Campaign
During November, everyone can help fight pancreatic cancer by simply trying a Tempur-Pedic® mattress at participating retailers. Here's how.
Support Us Through
Z Gallerie

From November 5 to 7, our long-term corporate champion will donate 10 percent of sales on select items to the cause.
Learn more.

A Message from the President and CEO

On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Apple, Inc., passed away from pancreatic cancer. He had battled a rare form of the disease since 2004.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, its National Board of Directors, Scientific Advisory Board, Medical Advisory Board and our entire staff extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Steve Jobs, his friends and colleagues, and the entire Apple community. He was an American icon and one of the greatest visionaries of our time.

The type of pancreatic cancer that Steve Jobs fought, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, accounts for less than five percent of all pancreatic cancer tumors. His passing is a harsh reminder of the relentlessness of this deadly cancer and the current lack of pre-screening methods and effective treatment options. His death also illustrates that even those who have unlimited access to the highest level of care available cannot defeat this insidious disease.

Whenever a high-profile person like Steve Jobs is lost to pancreatic cancer, the story ironically builds awareness and interest about a disease that not many know, or understand. To make progress against pancreatic cancer, it is critical to know it and fight it, so one day we can end it.

With Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month just a few weeks away, we are seeking thousands more supporters to advance the cause and Volunteer for Progress. Won't you join us?

By recruiting more heroes like Megan, who lost her father, Tom, to pancreatic cancer when he was only 42 years old, we can make real headway in bringing an end to this relentless cancer killer.

To learn more about how you can become a hero in the fight against pancreatic cancer, go to knowitfightitendit.org.


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

 

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