Every November, Alpha Media partners with Renee’s Run to host our annual PANCAN Radiothon in order to raise funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Join us on air November 15th from 9a-3p as we auction unique items, collect donations, and share the stories of those diagnosed, and those who have overcome pancreatic cancer.
These funds (generously donated by you and other members of our community) are used to further research and discover better treatments, diagnoses, and causes.
Some quick facts about Pancreatic Cancer:
- More than 56,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year.
- The 5-year survival rate for people with pancreatic cancer is 9%
- If the cancer is detected at an early stage when surgical removal of the tumor is possible, the 5-year survival rate is 34%. About 10% of people are diagnosed at this stage. If the cancer has spread to surrounding tissues or organs, the 5-year survival rate is 12%. For the 52% of people who are diagnosed after the cancer has spread to a distant part of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 3%.
Because Renee’ gave so much of herself to the local community it was only fitting that when she succumbed to her disease that the community found a way to give back on her behalf.
For further information on Renee’s Run, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or how you can donate, please visit: http://reneesrun.com/