Entries by Mia Cole

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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, […]

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Member Profile: Kenner Family Research Fund

Kenner Family Research Fund (KFRF) was established in 2013 by family and friends in memory of Peter Kenner, who died just two months following his diagnosis of pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. KFRF is committed to supporting the development of an early detection protocol for pancreatic cancer by building strong relationships and strategic alliances with research, government, […]

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Organizations Around the World Create Change for Pancreatic Cancer

Coalition members pose for a group shot. Nearly 50 organizations attended the WPCC meeting this year. Nearly 50 organizations from across the world convened in Coral Gables, Fla., May 7-9, 2019 for the fourth annual World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition meeting – the largest international assembly of pancreatic cancer patient advocacy groups. The meeting was inspiring […]

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Member Profile: Ron Foley Foundation

The Ron Foley Foundation, based in Connecticut, USA, was established by Barbara Foley in 2010 in memory of her husband Ron Foley, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2005.   The mission of the Foundation is to alleviate human suffering caused by pancreatic cancer. The Foundation focuses its efforts on three areas: funding scientific research […]

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Member Profile: Project Purple

Project Purple is a Connecticut-based national nonprofit dedicated to providing financial aid to pancreatic cancer patients and donating research grants to centers with a focus on early detection. Today, the charity is the No. 1 provider of patient financial aid in the pancreatic cancer space, paying out $100,000 to 152 patients and families in 2018. […]

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Member Profile: Pancare Foundation

Pancare Foundation in Australia was established in 2011 to improve patient outcomes in a variety of ways. Its flagship event is the Walk for Hope Born out of a desire to see better outcomes for people fighting pancreatic cancer, Australia’s Pancare Foundation was established in 2011 by prominent Melbourne-based surgeon Dr. Mehrdad Nikfarjam. “I could […]

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Member Profile: Pancreatic Cancer Asociation In Spain

The Cities Race against Pancreatic Cancer is a fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Asociation in Spain. Pancreatic Cancer Asociation in Spain began in January 2015 in memory of the late Carmen Delgado and Olga Lamarca, both of whom battled pancreatic cancer. It is the first Spanish and Hispanic-speaking association exclusively dedicated to this disease. All the […]

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Member Profile: Nadia Valsecchi Foundation

Nadia Valsecchi Foundation in Italy was established in 2015. Pictured: A fundraiser event. Nadia Valsecchi Foundation is an Italian organization established in 2015 by the Valsecchi family in memory of Nadia, who lost her battle against pancreatic cancer in 2013. The first mission of the foundation is to support research by establishing scholarships for young […]

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Member Profile: The Alliance of Families Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

From left, back: AFFPC Board member Ric Fera with Dr. A. James Moser, co-director of Pancreas Liver Institute and Pancreatic Cancer Research Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and associate professor of surgery, Harvard Medical Center. From left, front: Board members Theresa Dukovich, Kendra Haywood, Brigitte Regnier and Debbie Barnes. Not pictured: Board members […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Coalition Collaborates to Combat World’s Toughest Cancer

If you look up collaboration in the dictionary, this is what you’ll get: col·lab·o·ra·tion noun 1. the action of working with someone to produce or create something. If you add the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition’s (WPCC) commitment to fighting pancreatic cancer on a worldwide level to this definition of “collaboration,” this is what you’ll get: WPCC col·lab·o·ra·tion […]