Turn the NFL "purple" in November for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month!!
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According to the American Cancer Society 2014 Facts, of the 46,420 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, over 39,590 will die from the disease. And that is only in the United States not internationally. The survival rate has not increased significantly for over 40 years. PC is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The disease has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers with 94% of the patients dying within 5 years of being diagnosed. 74% of the patients will die within the first year of diagnosis. According to the NCI Annual Report and Budget Proposal for 2012, they spent only $105.3 million on PC research. This represented only 1.8% of their approximate $5.8 BILLION cancer research budget. For the reasons listed above, we are asking you to turn the NFL "purple" for the entire month of November!! Please help us raise awareness of PC thus in turn increasing funding/fundraiser opportunities along with furthering education in the medical sector since the symptoms of the disease can mimic other conditions of the abdominal and GI tracts. Thank you!
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