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Below you can read articles, listen to interviews, past and present, concerning pancreatic cancer and Pancreatic Cancer Canada activities.

We are proud to be the national leader in the fight against pancreatic cancer and partner with Canada's leading research institutions in bringing the latest news to our pancreatic cancer network.

We welcome media inquiries about our organization and pancreatic cancer. We can organize interviews with our national spokesperson, members of our Executive Team and our Medical Advisory Board and people who have been affected by the disease.

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In 2016, PCCF was the recipient of donations from friends and families of people who passed away from pancreatic cancer.  Whether the family created a ‘tribute page’ on our website or directed donations, in an obituary or by the funeral home, this small effort can generate a lifetime of donors for PCCF. Through our Facebook page a ‘community of hope’ has been created; as so many followers have shared their stories and words of encouragement.

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Jamie Golombek’s (Managing Director, CIBC) December 22/16 article in the National Post lists the tax advantages of making a charitable donation especially before December 31.  Jamie says:

  • “…you will receive a credit of 15 per cent for the first $200 of annual charitable donations and the federal credit rate jumps to 29 per cent for cumulative donations above $200;”
  • “first-time donors” can also take advantage of the temporary First-Time Donor’s Super Credit, which provides an additional 25 per cent non-refundable tax credit on up to $1,000 of donations;” and,
  • if you are an employee who has received stock options, you can avoid paying tax on the stock option benefit by choosing to donate the proceeds of option exercise to charity within 30 days of exercise.”

These are the practical reasons to donate. However, for the family and friends of those who are currently battling pancreatic cancer, their reasons are emotional. Funding groundbreaking research, providing education to family members and the medical community who may be unfamiliar with the signs and symptoms, and to advocate government for a bigger piece of their research funding pie are where we want to concentrate our efforts on their behalf.

 

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Please join us as we continue the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy 2017,

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Michelle Capobianco

Executive Director

 

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Creating awareness for pancreatic cancer is easy:

FACT: Every year approximately 5,200 Canadians are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and it is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in Canada. Know the facts

The pancreas is part of the digestive system, and is a large gland that lies behind your stomach. Learn more

Support Pancreatic Cancer Canada with one step, one kite, one 'like', and one united voice by:

Turn Canada purple this November! ‘Like’, ‘share’, ‘comment’ to inspire your social community to join our purple fight against pancreatic cancer!

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Support Pancreatic Cancer Canada by purchasing a kite in honour of someone special. Your support will increase our chances of having our collective voices heard in raising awareness of pancreatic cancer.


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A message from Libby Znaimer
Board Member, Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation
VP News & Information / Producer / Host / Columnist / AM740 Zoomer Radio


November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and a fitting opportunity to share with you a documentary that explores my personal fight against breast and pancreatic cancer. This is your personal invitation to watch “CANCER SAVED MY LIFE”, a story of hope and the promise of medical breakthroughs for those battling pancreatic cancer.

The documentary outlines:

  • BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations that pre-dispose people to pancreatic cancer
  • Ground breaking research going on in Canada and Israel, where there is a BRCA-rich population.
  • Libby’s own battle with breast cancer and subsequent discovery of her BRCA gene mutation that would lead to life saving treatment when she was diagnosed with deadly pancreatic cancer
  • Some of the toughest circumstances life can bring

I am personally inviting you to sign up at Cancer Saved My Life to receive an exclusive link and password to view the documentary on World Pancreatic Cancer Day, November 17th.

Aaron Neufeld shared his journey with pancreatic cancer in Cancer Saved My Life with the hope that he would help others I’m very sad to tell you that my friend Aaron Neufeld passed away from pancreatic cancer on November 8, 2016.  

I met Aaron shortly after he was diagnosed in July 2015. At that point, he didn’t realize he carried the genetic mutation BRCA-1 a variant of the mutation I have. That realization changed his course of treatment. Like most pancreatic cancer patients, Aaron’s disease had already spread and that makes everything more difficult. He approached his heartbreaking situation and his treatment with optimism and hope. He never complained and he tried hard to make things as easy as possible for his wife Pat and his daughters Michelle and Tammy. He carried on as best he could, working, travelling, sharing good times with his family. He allowed me and my team to follow his journey in our documentary in the hope that it would help others. To me that is inspiring. Aaron Neufeld was a dear man and I will miss him.

On World Pancreatic Cancer Day Thursday, November 17, my in-studio guest will be Michelle Capobianco, Executive Director of the Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation. I am very excited to hear about what the Foundation is doing to improve patient outcomes by raising money for research, education, awareness and advocacy.

 

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We are grateful to all who inspire, fundraise and create much-needed awareness for pancreatic cancer in their communities across Canada. Please join our growing network of volunteers, click here.

On Thursday November 17th, we encourage you to get in the purple spirit and show the world we are #InItTogether. 

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