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.