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    October 2017

Michaela Hartenstein of Selbsthilfegruppe Pankreaskarzinom
The Monastra family of the JCM Foundation, from left: Vice President Pamela Monastra;
Secretary Maureen Monastra-Vrh; President Grace Saunders; and Treasurer Monica Monastra Lodge.
Member Profile: JCM Foundation

Joseph C. Monastra passed away April 4, 2002, only four weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. To honor his memory, his family established the Joseph C. Monastra (JCM) Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. The mission of the JCM Foundation is to engage in charitable, educational and scientific activities, including funding research, scientific endeavors and other activities directed at eradicating cancer – specifically, pancreatic cancer.


Social Media Webinar Follow-Up:
Get the Recording, Materials!

Thank you for participating in last week's "WPCD Social Media Training" webinar. If you missed it, here is the recording. We discussed new materials you can download and use to promote WPCD 2017, including:
  • Social Media Field Guide
  • Facebook/Twitter Cover Photos
  • Social Profile Photo
  • "At the Doctor" Video and Q&A

Register for Two Webinars – WPCD Final Details; Fundraising

Please join us for two upcoming webinars. Register at the more convenient time for you, noting the time zone differences, using the links below. These webinars will be recorded.

WPCD Final Details Webinar
Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. Pacific (U.S.) Time
Thursday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. Pacific (U.S.) Time

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Don't miss all the final details before the big day!

Fundraising Webinar
Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 8 a.m. Pacific (U.S.) Time

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Alex Ford of Pancreatic Cancer UK and Michelle Capobianco from Pancreatic Cancer Canada will lead this webinar about fundraising. This is a great capacity building/learning opportunity for you. Please note, this webinar is only offered at one time.

We Need User-Generated Content for WPCD

Help! We need short videos from survivors, researchers, caregivers and other constituents so we can generate more awareness of WPCD. Simple instructions to secure user-generated content are in the Toolkit, along with how and where to send the videos. Please send your videos THIS MONTH – we need global representation!
Get Your "Proud Member" Badge!

A new "Proud Member of World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition" badge has been created for you to use. Put it on your website, in your email signature and other places you feel it's appropriate for your organization. The badge is also available in the upper right corner of the Assets page.

Join #PancChat on Twitter

#PancChat is a monthly Twitter gathering of the pancreatic cancer community, designed to increase engagement on a variety of important topics for patients, caregivers, researchers and healthcare providers. WPCC members, including Let's Win, Lustgarten Foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, will participate in the #PancChat on Nov. 14. It is open to all WPCC members with a focus on risks and symptoms, and World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Join by going to and searching for #PancChat.

Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Noon Pacific (U.S.) Time

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Thank You, ECPC!
A special thank you to the European Cancer Patient Coalition, and specifically, Anna Rek and Lydia Makaroff, for your efforts in translating some of our WPCD materials this year!

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

Final Details Webinar
Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. Pacific (U.S.) Time
Thursday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. Pacific (U.S.) Time

Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Noon Pacific (U.S.) Time
Join by visiting and searching #PancChat

World Pancreatic Cancer Day
Monday, Nov. 16, 2017

Fundraising Webinar
Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 8 a.m. Pacific (U.S.) Time

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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