Entries by Mia Cole

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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: 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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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 […]