We realized that by working collaboratively, we could have a much greater impact than the sum of our parts. So we swiftly moved to action with the launch of the inaugural World Pancreatic Cancer Day in 2014.
World Pancreatic Cancer Day quickly became a global success. Each year, outreach, visibility, and engagement continue to grow across the world.
Because of its success, we decided to take our efforts one step further and launch a formal World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition in 2016 with more than 40 organizations from over 20 countries across the globe.
We now have more than 70 organizations from over 30 countries on six continents.
Our 2016 WPCC Survey highlighted the wide range of activities that our members are involved in. The following presentation from our 2017 Annual Meeting in Montreal provides an overview of the survey findings.
Julie Fleshman, Chair
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Kenner Family Research Fund
Carl M. Hamilton
Cancer Association PALEMA
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society
Can my organization join the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition?
Any not-for-profit patient advocacy organization that provides services or disseminates information to those affected by pancreatic cancer can become a member of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition.
For more information about becoming a World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member or supporter, please contact us.
Can individuals join the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition?
Individuals cannot join the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition. The coalition is comprised of patient advocacy organizations. The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member organizations work with pancreatic cancer patients, their caregivers and supporters. The coalition’s goal is to strengthen the work of our member organizations so that collectively we can have an even greater impact across the globe.
However, individuals can work with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition and make a huge difference by taking part in our annual World Pancreatic Cancer Day campaign. We also encourage individuals to get involved with their local pancreatic cancer organization.
Does the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition raise money to fund research or other programs, like patient services for pancreatic cancer?
The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition is not a legal entity and does not raise money to fund research or programs for pancreatic cancer. However, our member organizations fundraise to support these vital activities.
You can find information about the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member organizations and how you can support them here.
How can I find out more about pancreatic cancer?
World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member organizations have information and resources about pancreatic cancer.
Find the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition member organization near you.
How are the activities of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition funded?
There are many sponsors that fund the work of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition.
If you would like information about how to become a sponsor, please contact us.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Please contact us.