Becky Marsh from the Utah chapter of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN), joined us to share some of the facts about pancreatic cancer, her personal story, and how you can be involved in the fight against it.
She explained that pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of all cancer related death in the United States, and is projected to become the 2nd leading cause by next year. It has the lowest five-year survival rate of any major cancer at only 9%.
You can help by taking part in PurpleStride! PurpleStride walks provide a major source of the funding for PANCAN, allowing life-saving research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy.
PurpleStride Las Vegas 2019 will take place March 23. Because PANCAN does not have a large volunteer presence in Utah, events are held in conjunction with Nevada.
To support or join Becky’s team, Craig’s Crusaders, visit http://bndfr.com/XY2sz.
Additionally, through the end of February, all proceeds from Sweet Lil Nothing’s Co. purchased with code PANCAN will go directly to support Craig’s Crusaders.
If you or anyone you know needs help with pancreatic cancer, call PanCAN’s Patient Central team at 877-2-PANCAN, or visit pancan.org.