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    About Us

    Pancreatica Walks and Runs
    is an initiative of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Cancer Patients Alliance. All donations are tax-deductible.

    As a participant in Pancreatica Walks and Runs, you pledge to raise money by walking or running in one of our suggested events, or any race of your choosing!

    Simply sign up for any run, walk, or marathon event in the United States, set up your participation and fundraising page with us, and DONE!

    Please remember to also register for your event separately on the events own website to have a spot in the race.

    The suggested events we list on our website are events where we have had large groups in the past, or we are listed as a charity partner on their website. The actual race events do not benefit our foundation, individual fundraisers do.

    Our suggested fundraising minimum of $950 has been set to reflect the benefits of our program: athletic wear, race registration fee reimbursement, awareness bracelet & award certificate, personalized fundraising webpage, dedication bib, prizes (Ipods) and, fundraising tips, techniques and support.

    * There is no penalty for not raising the minimum but we have found from past fundraisers that it's a lot easier than you might think.

    Pancreatic Cancer Facts:
    • Pancreatic cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in men and the fifth in women.
    • Pancreatic cancer is also the least funded of the major cancers. A combination with terrible consequences.
    • Cancer is now the most common cause of death in the world; The second most common in the U.S. (behind cardiovascular disease).
    • Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer mortality (behind lung cancer, colorectal cancer and breast cancer).
    • Pancreatic cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in men and the fifth in women.
    • 250 people in North America and Europe will die TODAY from pancreatic cancer. (106,000 deaths per year).
    • The U.S. National Cancer Institute funds pancreatic cancer research at shockingly low levels (year 2005-07 figures). Pancreatic cancer research receives (per mortality):
    • Pancreatic cancer receives 15% of the funding of breast cancer (but causes 82% of the mortality)
    • Pancreatic cancer receives 17% of the funding of prostate cancer (but causes more mortality)
    • Pancreatic cancer receives 41% of the funding of colorectal cancer (but causes 63% of the mortality)
    • Remember, ancreatic cancer will cause tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. this year, more than 1% of all U.S. mortality. Pancreatic cancer is the least funded cancer in terms of research, and is the most aggressive of the major cancers.
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