Entries by Mia Cole

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Member Profile: The Gastrointestinal Society

The GI (Gastrointestinal) Society is a national charity formed in 2008 on the groundwork of its partner organization, the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research (CSIR), which was founded in Vancouver in 1976. We receive national and international attention, simply because we have earned the respect of both the gastrointestinal medical community and Canadians who battle […]

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Member Profile: PanKind

About PanKind PanKind, The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, is exclusively dedicated to pancreatic cancer with a mission to triple the survival rate by 2030 and dramatically increase the quality of life for patients and their families. We aim to achieve this through a strategic focus on raising awareness, collaboration to increase progress and investing in […]

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Member Profile: The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation was founded in 1999 by friends and family in honor of Michael Rolfe. What started in a living room as a small, community effort has grown into an impactful organization in the Midwest and together we are making a difference. Rolfe’s 3 Pillars of Focus Personalized patient and family support. […]

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Member Profile: Fondation A.R.CA.D.

Fondation A.R.CA.D. was founded in France in 2006 by Pr Aimery de Gramont and granted the legal status of “publicly recognized foundation” by the French government in December of the same year. While there are a number of major organizations in France similar to the Foundation in the advocacy of cancer research, A.R.CA.D. stands out […]

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Member Profile: Robert E. Reed Gastrointestinal Oncology Research Foundation

Pictured above: The 2021-2022 Reed GI Foundation Junior Board The Robert E. Reed Gastrointestinal Oncology Research Foundation was formed in 2002 while Robert Reed was battling pancreatic cancer. Mr. Reed felt strongly that creating a focus on GI cancer research and patient care would accelerate the discovery of a cure. While Mr. Reed ultimately lost […]

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Member Profile: Inspire2Live

Inspire2Live (I2L), located in the Netherlands, is an international movement founded in 2011 by the people who also started charity events like Alpe d’HuZes, currently Holland’s biggest charity action. All these charities are targeted toward one single goal: getting cancer under control. To achieve this, the organization also strives to change and improve the way […]

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Member Profile: #PurpleOurWorld

Some of the #PurpleOurWorld family with Ambassador Tracey Spicer and Sydney newsreader Peter Overton in front of the Opera House, which turned purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day!   #PurpleOurWorld was founded in October 2014, just weeks before the first World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD). It was founded in honor of wife, mother and sister […]

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Member Profile: WINGS OF HOPE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH

From left: Cathy Noon, pancreatic cancer survivor; Dr. Marco Del Chiaro, Division Chief, Surgical Oncology Clinical Director, Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Program, University of Colorado; Maureen Shul, WINGS OF HOPE founder; and Dr. Richard Schulick, Director, University of Colorado Cancer Center. Maureen Shul founded WINGS OF HOPE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH in 2012 in Colorado (U.S.) after losing […]

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Member Profile: Elvin Howard, Sr. Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Foundation

Front, left to right: Dr. Yolonda Spooner and Bertha Howard. Back, left to right: Sgt. Elvin Howard, Jr., Dr. Peter Bostick, Wendell Mack, Veronica Howard Sizer, Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, and Edward Ball, Jr Elvin Howard, Sr. Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Foundation (PCAF) was founded in the fall of 2016 after several meetings by founding members Bertha Howard, Sgt. […]

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Member Profile: Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network

Supporters at a Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network walk. The Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network (NCAN) was founded in 2003 in New York (U.S.) after founder Maryann Wahmann was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine (NET) cancer. Maryann and her husband, Bob, began their mission to educate and support the NET community as a whole. Since its beginning, […]