Thursday, February 9, 2012

Welcome 2012

It's been quite some time since we've posted on our blog, but we are so excited to announce our upcoming event at the Camden Riversharks Baseball Stadium! The event will take place May 5, 2012! While the date has been set, there is much more information coming your way! We've also received the latest news from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and their most current research and findings. Keep a look out for these updates, our event flyer coming very soon, and tickets being sold on or website for our May 5th event. We would also like to thank those who came out and made our annual golf tournament a huge success. We are incredibly grateful for your support.

Rebecca and Jamey

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Over the months...

Many of you have asked questions about our annual banquet fundraiser we usually have at a bar/restaurant in the Cherry Hill area of NJ this time of year. While it did not happen this year, we want to assure you that Powcor is back in full swing. For those of you that don't know, my (Rebecca's) father passed away this year from pancreatic cancer. As the past months have been difficult, we continue to work toward raising money for Johns Hopkins current research and steps closer toward finding a vaccine for pancreatic cancer.

For those of you just coming on to learn about Powcor, we want you to know how passionate we are about this cause. As best friends, we understand each other's sadness and pain that this cancer has brought to both of our families. Perhaps you know someone who is currently battling this awful cancer, you want to honor someone who has passed away, or you simply want to help out a good cause. No matter what the reason, we're so grateful for your support. Some days seem impossible when you have to face coming to terms with what this cancer has done to someone you love. We're not giving up the fight, and we hope you'll support us in winning it.

Register for the 2nd Annual POWCOR Pancreatic Cancer Fund Golf Outing

Register for the golf outing at the link above or on the main page! Thanks for the support!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

National Call-In 2011

We need YOU to Call Congress on Tuesday, June 14th

If you cannot travel to Washington, D.C., to join us for the Fifth Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day, we hope that you will participate in the National Call-In. Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 14th and be prepared to spend 5 minutes placing three very important phone calls that day.

What is the National Call-In?

The National Call-in is an opportunity for all Pancreatic Cancer Action Network supporters across the country to join together with one voice to tell Congress that while you can't attend Advocacy Day in person, you believe that the time has come for Congress to take action on pancreatic cancer!

How does it work?

On Monday, June 14th, 2011, you will receive an email with instructions on how to place the calls to your two U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative. The email will include their office phone numbers, and what we'd like for you to say. The calls should take less than 5 minutes of your time, but they will significantly impact our efforts to make the pancreatic cancer community heard. To sign up for the Advocacy E-list (and get e-mails about the National Call-In), click here. Information about the National Call-In will also be available at on June 14.

Mark your calendar today!

More than 2,000 phone calls were placed to Congress during the 2010 National Call-In. These calls were a tremendous help in augmenting the in-person meetings that were happening as part of the Advocacy Day. Please mark your calendar now for the 2011 National Call-In on June 14th and ask your friends and family to do the same. With your help, we can double the amount of calls that are placed to members of Congress during this year's Advocacy Day and make sure that legislators hear our message loud and clear: Pancreatic Cancer: Know It. Fight It. End It!

Questions? If you have any questions about the Fifth Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day, please contact our Government Affairs and Advocacy Department at or 202-742-6699.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

South Jersey Women Making a Difference- For POWCOR Pancreatic Cancer Fund

An up and coming new women's group --- South Jersey Women Making a Difference --- recently informed us about themselves and to let us know that POWCOR had been selected to receive a monetary award.

Spokeswoman Deborah Klaszky explained that the group, all professional women from various parts of the state, just formed in January. They meet once a month to not only have fun but also to try, as their name implies, to make a difference by giving back to the South Jersey community.

Each member contributes money at the beginning of the evening, then has the opportunity to nominate a person or group she has a personal interest in and who has need for such a contribution. By evening's end, a nominee is chosen to receive the money collected. We were the fortunate recipients this month, and the group invited us to their July meeting to receive the prize, in this case a check for $110.00.

We certainly appreciate the thoughtfulness of South Jersey Women Making a Difference in selecting POWCOR and wish all the best for them. Needless to say, their donation will be put to good use in our effort to raise money for pancreatic cancer research!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pictures of POWCOR's 1st Roadtrip!

Hello All!

As you all know, our 5k walk (and if you want to run, you can!) is coming up on October 31st. Since this is our 1st annual walk, we are working to make it as successful as possible. We began looking for other pancreatic cancer 5k walks, and we found one in Long Island, New York last weekend (9/20/09)! We figured it would be a great if we went to walk for the cure, as well as find great ways to make our 5k a success as well. It ended up being a GREAT experience, and we brought our "entourage" to show the support! From the great DJ to the positive vibes, and the TONS of people walking, we've become more motivated than ever. Please take a look at our pictures and SPREAD the word. We're here to stand up to pancreatic cancer so spread the word about POWCOR - A Cause You Can't Ignore! Thanks to everyone for all of your support to this point. This would not be possible without any of you.

Monday, September 14, 2009

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze


EL SEGUNDO, CA – (September 14, 2009) – The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (, the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure is mourning the loss of legendary actor Patrick Swayze. His diagnosis shocked fans around the world in early 2008 and his subsequent battle put a spotlight on pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Swayze is the latest celebrity to succumb to this deadly disease, others before him include: Chuck Daly, Randy Pausch, Luciano Pavarotti, Michael Landon, Donna Reed, Juliet Prowse, Joan Crawford and Jack Benny among others.

“On behalf of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, I would like to offer my condolences to his wife, Lisa and the entire Swayze family,” said Julie Fleshman, President and CEO. “For nearly two years he was beating the odds stacked against him and his brave, public battle was a beacon of hope for the pancreatic cancer community. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will continue to advance research, support patients and create hope in his memory.”

Pancreatic cancer is the most lethal cancer in the United States with a five-year survival rate of only 5 percent. This year over 42,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease and over 35,000 will die. Despite the statistics, pancreatic cancer is the most under-funded among leading cancer killers with less than 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s annual research budget—a figure far too low given the severity of the disease.

In January 2009, the pancreatic cancer community took an important step forward of increased federal research funding for pancreatic cancer by developing the first-ever substantive pancreatic cancer legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress. The Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (H.R. 745), which was introduced by U.S. Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL), proposes comprehensive research initiatives and programs that would facilitate finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. Once enacted and fully funded, this legislation will create a more targeted approach to fighting pancreatic cancer and provide scientists with the resources necessary to make significant advances.

To learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, visit