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    August 2017

Member Profile:
Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society

Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is a national charitable society recognized for its education and awareness campaigns and for supporting patients and caregivers. Additionally, through its fundraising efforts, it supports pancreatic cancer researchers from all over Canada. The four pillars that guide their work are: Awareness, Education, Research and Support.

August 3 Webinar Follow-Up: Get Your Materials
Thank you for participating in the Aug. 3 webinar titled “WPCD Assets: All You Need to Know.” If you were unable to attend, you can listen to the recording. Below are all the materials that were discussed in the webinar. They are now on the WPCD website for you to download and start using to promote WPCD 2017 and “Demand Better.”

  • Planning Guide
  • Key Messages
  • Brand Guidelines including logos and templates
  • WPCD Brand Word Template
  • Light It Purple Guide to request landmarks/buildings to be lit purple
  • Frequently Asked Questions for internal use
  • Frequently Asked Questions for external use

Register for Two NEW Webinars: WPCD PR and Social Media Training

We will host two additional webinars, each offered at two different times to prepare you for promoting WPCD through media/public relations (PR) and social media. Register for each webinar at the time that is convenient for you, noting the time zone differences, using the links below. These webinars will be recorded if you are unable to attend.

We'll outline key media messages, tools, timing and more to promote WPCD in your regional media outlets.

We'll outline key social media, digital materials and resources that will be available to support you.

The WPCC Steering Committee is pleased to welcome our newest members: Breakthrough Cancer Research (Ireland), Onkomjak (Czech Republic), Kenya Pancreatic Cancer Trust (Kenya), The Swiss Self Help Organisation Pancreatic Diseases SSP (Switzerland) and the Suzanne Wright Foundation Initiative CodePurple (USA). On behalf of the entire WPCC, we are delighted to have you with us!


Please remember to post in our WPCC closed Facebook group, which is only for members. Many of you had asked for a place to be able to: share your organization’s news and successes, ask for advice from other organizations or collaborate. Please use the closed group!


Upcoming EventS

Save the Date for Annual Meeting 2018!
May 8-10, 2018
Coral Gables, Florida (Miami area)
May 8 – Welcome Reception
May 9-10 – Meeting

Public Relations Training Webinar
Thursday, Sept. 7 at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (U.S.)
Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time (U.S.)

Social Media Training Webinar
Thursday, Oct. 5 at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (U.S.)
Thursday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time (U.S.)

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World Pancreatic Cancer Day
Nov. 16, 2017

Pancreatic Cancer Conferences in the U.S. and Beyond

Pancreatic Cancer Conferences in the U.K.

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World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition Steering Committee Members

Julie Fleshman, Chair
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (USA)

Barbara Kenner
Kenner Family Research Fund (USA)

Cindy Gavin
Let's Win/Lustgarten (USA)

Ali Stunt
Pancreatic Cancer Action (UK)

Alex Ford
Pancreatic Cancer UK (UK)

Stefanie Condon-Oldreive
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society (Canada)

Michelle Capobianco
Pancreatic Cancer Canada (Canada)

Carl Hamilton
PALEMA (Sweden)

Catherine Holliday
Centre for Community-Driven Research (Australia)
World Pancreatic Cancer Day Committee Members

Ali Stunt, Chair
Pancreatic Cancer Action (UK)

Kate Elliott
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society (Canada)

Charlotte Zamboni
Pancreatic Cancer UK (UK)

Jessica Abelsohn
#Purpleourworld (Australia)

Scott Saunders
The JCM Foundation (USA)

Dora Constantinides
PASYKAF (Cyprus)


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