High Five Goals
Here are a few facts:
Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers.
Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the few cancers for which survival has not improved in over 40 years.
Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer death largely because there are no detection tools to diagnose the disease in its early stages when surgical removal of the tumor is still possible.
An estimated 48,960 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the U.S., and over 40,560 will die from the disease.
94% of pancreatic cancer patients will die within five years of diagnosis.
Our mission has not changes… to fund research that leads to innovative treatments and earlier detection of Pancreatic Cancer, with an emphasis on increasing awareness to help families make educated decisions about their health.
Since November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we thought it would be a good time to take a walk down memory lane as well as provide a glimpse into our plans for 2016. We need our Angels to be successful. Your support is invaluable!
We started with a vision 5 years ago... to provide education and information on the latest research to the community, to enhance awareness, and to decrease the incidence & mortality of Pancreatic Cancer. We are proud to say that we have definitely helped to raise awareness, reaching over 2,000 people in the community through participation in over 20 events and via social media. However, we believe we still have a long way to go.
With your help, we have raised more than $30k which enabled us to hold events, to provide support to events in the community and to help raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer. We were also able to make a donation to the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at John Hopkins Pancreatic Cancer.
Why is the number 5 significant? When it comes to Pancreatic Cancer, it is a major milestone because for pancreatic cancer patients only 7% will survive more than 5 years. This number remains low due to the fact that there are still so many unknowns about this disease.