We are looking for folks to join our 7th annual PurpleStride virtual event! In person help is not necessary this year. Please go to www.PurpleStride.org/virginiabeach and signup as a virtual walker, join a team, or make a donation. It’s free! Our event date is April 17th and we have become virtual due to covid-19. Please share your ideas and fundraising efforts on our local group’s facebook page, www.facebook.com/groups/PanCAN.VirginiaBeach
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.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-Virginia Beach Affiliate
1925 Glenn Mitchell Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, US
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.
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.
Health & Medicine
Sat Apr 17, 2021 - Fri Jul 16, 2021
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.