Thank you to the volunteers making a difference in fight against pancreatic cancer.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Dear Editor, April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank all of our volunteers with the New Jersey Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a national organization fighting pancreatic cancer in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure for all their hard work and support. The New Jersey Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has over 40 active volunteers who have given their time to fighting the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of any major cancer with a five year survival rate of just 6 percent. There are no early detection tools, few …
Successful Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Rayna Lewis
Monday, November 30, 2009
Today marks the last day of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), a national organization with local branches, has made it its mission to spread awareness, help those affected cope and raise funds for cancer research during November. In Livingston, a member of PanCAN spoke at the November 2 township council meeting. Michael Weinstein, a local advocacy coordinator for the group, addressed the council on the disease; for his efforts, the township council issued a proclamation to observe Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. According to PanCAN, approximately 42,000 people are diagnosed with the cancer each year. To raise awareness of the disease, Weinstein and other volunteers performed various …