Making a difference together
"We are proud to be Canada's only national foundation dedicated to raising awareness, advancing pancreatic cancer research and saving lives."
Laurie Ellies, Ian Bowell and Betty Aldridge - Co-founders
Mission and Goals
Pancreatic Cancer Canada is committed to improving pancreatic cancer survival by fostering research and creating hope through awareness, education and patient support.
Our focus continues to be:
Supporting research into detection, effective treatment options and ultimately, finding a cure
Providing support and resources to patients and their families
Advocating for increased funding
We believe there can be a future without pancreatic cancer. This coming year, thousands of Canadians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told there is little hope for survival.
It is our hope that through increased awareness and funding, scientists will discover a means to detect pancreatic cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage; thereby significantly improving the survival rate for patients living with pancreatic cancer.
To champion early detection research
To educate and create awareness about pancreatic cancer
To raise funds through various fundraisers and charitable donations to support leading edge research
To partner with leading cancer centres nationwide and share the latest information and updates
To share our knowledge and increase our effectiveness in Canada through our website and various mediums such as print and radio
To increase our network of volunteers and donors nationally and set up affiliates throughout Canada