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PurpleStride 5K Walk-Run for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-Virginia Beach Affiliate

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 26 people are interested
Purplestride VB

We are looking for volunteers to help with our 7th annual Purplestride event! If you can help please contact us. Our event date is April 17th and we have become virtual due to covid-19. We look forward to seeing you on line at our virtual Purplestride!

It is estimated that more than 48,900 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and more than 40,000 will die from the disease. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, with a five-year relative survival rate of just 7%. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest five-year relative survival rate of any major cancer.

Historically, pancreatic cancer research has been underfunded. Only approximately 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) budget is allocated to this leading killer. We know from the relatively high survival rates associated with breast cancer and HIV/AIDS that federal research funding levels matter in the fight to find new cures and directly relate to improved survival rates.

Your donations will help to change these dismal statistics by funding research grants, advocacy efforts, patient support, and awareness activities coordinated by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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About Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-Virginia Beach Affiliate

Location:

1925 Glenn Mitchell Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, US

Mission Statement

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

Description

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and government advocacy. The organization raises money for direct private funding of research - and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding of medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network fills the void of information and options by giving patients and caregivers reliable, personalized information they need to make informed decisions. The organization helps support individuals and communities all across the country in working together to raise awareness and funds to develop more effective treatment options for better patient outcomes. We create a sense of hope and community so no one has to face pancreatic cancer alone.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

Sat Apr 17, 2021 - Fri Jul 16, 2021
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • Event Design & Planning
  • People Skills
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Hospitality

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-5 hours

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