Here we speak with Randi Jacobs, a pancreatic cancer survivor, about what she does to Wage Hope Together during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. Learn what you can do to recognize November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month in your community!
Randi, how do you get in the purple spirit during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month?
I frequently post information about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on my personal Facebook page, but this year, in addition to that, I hosted a fundraiser on Nov. 1 with funds going to my PurpleStride Philadelphia team!
What does it mean to you, as a survivor, to have so many people across the country Wage Hope Together to raise awareness for the disease?
It means so much! The strong sense of community gives hope to those facing the disease. I especially love to meet other survivors and exchange our personal stories. These people feel like family to me because we have significant experiences in common.
How will you recognize World Pancreatic Cancer Day on Nov. 17?
I will post information about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on my Facebook page, and of course, wear lots of purple. The best thing people can do on World Pancreatic Cancer Day is to make a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and of course, learn as much as they can about the disease. In my community and in communities across the country, we should all be more aware of this devastating disease, so I’m doing what I can to get the word out. I hope others join me!