Entries by Abby Houston

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Member Profile: EuropaColon Poland

Pictured Above: Founder Iga Rawicka EuropaColon Polska was established in March of 2017 and is an affiliate member of Digestive Cancers Europe. Our goal is to increase awareness of digestive cancers amongst the general public. Previously our work had focused on colorectal cancers, but in seeing a need for raising awareness for other digestive cancers, […]

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Member Profile: Charlotte Pancreatic Cancer Alliance

Latest research shows that 97% of Americans now have a smartphone.  This represents nearly 300 million devices and a level of connectivity never seen before. Yet despite this unprecedented level of connectivity and access to information, the vast majority of Americans know very little about pancreatic cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in […]

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Member Profile: PASYKAF

PASYKAF Staff Group Photo PASYKAF, The Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends was founded in 1986, by 21 people with cancer experience. The voice of our association was first heard through the words of Dr Anna Achilleoudi, founder and president of the board who stated in public: “I am a breast cancer survivor, cancer […]

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Member Profile: Michael W. Oglesby Foundation

Participants in Michael W. Oglesby Foundation’s annual Faj Squad 5k walk/run that has raised over $40,000 for pancreatic cancer research in the last 5 years. When and why was your organization founded? Our brother, Mike, was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. He graduated from Wahlert Catholic High School and the University of Iowa with […]

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Member Profile: EuropaColon Portugal

EuropaColon Portugal was created in 2006 in Porto with the primary function to help reduce the number of deaths from intestinal cancer and to provide support to patients and family members and improve their quality of life. Objectives of the Association: Promote the screening and early diagnosis of traceable digestive cancers Advise and support the […]

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Member Profile: PanKind

PanKind unites the nation with their flagship Put Your Foot Down walks in 7 cities across Australia Avner Nahmani and his wife Caroline established the Foundation in 2007 after Avner was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer. Caroline, their close friends, and a group of passionate volunteers set about to reach an almost impossible dream of […]

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Member Profile: The Gastrointestinal Society

The Gastrointestinal Society is a Canadian registered charity that has roots in its partner organization, the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research (CSIR), founded in 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Our organizations work together providing patient information on a variety of topics from gum to bum at www.badgut.org. Gail Attara has been in the chief executive […]