November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month!
Join us all month long as we share information and awareness activities across our social media platforms and work together to increase awareness of pancreatic cancer. Generating awareness is critical to raising vital funds for research – research that will lead to more treatment options for patients. The Lustgarten Foundation is working tirelessly to improve patients’ outcomes by funding the most promising research on early detection, new treatments and personalized medicine. We have made great strides, but with your support this month, we can accomplish even more!
This year, World Pancreatic Cancer Day is on Thursday, November 19. It’s a day where people and organizations from around the world unite to bring global attention to this devastating disease. We encourage you to join us in this initiative by wearing purple and sharing a photo on your social media platforms with the hashtag #WPCD and #worldpancreaticcancerday.
We hope you will join us and participate in awareness activities throughout November. There are many ways to get involved with our initiatives…or it could be a good time to create your own. However you decide to get involved, share your activities with us by tagging the Foundation on social media at @Lustgartenfdn , so we can see your posts.
How can you get involved?
It’s easy. Here are a few simple things you can do during Awareness Month:
Follow the Foundation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for inspirational new content each day during the month. We would also love to see your own awareness activities on social media. Share how you, your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers are raising awareness during the month and use the hashtags #ItsAboutTime, #PancreaticCancer, #WPCD, #PancreaticCancerAwareness, and #LustgartenFoundation.
This year’s theme for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month is #ItsAboutTime. Let us know how that resonates with you as a supporter of the pancreatic cancer community by sharing a photo with a caption or a short video on social media. Remember to tag us, so we can see the post. Don’t want to share it on your page? Email your photo or video to us at [email protected] and we may post it on our social media channels or website!
Here are a few examples:
#ItsAboutTime we raised money for pancreatic cancer research so that patients have better treatment options and outcomes.
I support the Lustgarten Foundation’s virtual walks because #ItsAboutTime there was a cure for pancreatic cancer.
As a caregiver to someone with pancreatic cancer, #ItsAboutTime we created a community of long-term survivors.
Use one of our Facebook Frames with your current profile photo and help us spread the word about the campaign and Awareness Month. Need help adding the frame to your photo? Follow these simple steps:
1. Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes.
2. Click your profile picture in the bottom left and select your Page.
3. Search for a frame by entering the frame’s name: Lustgarten Foundation PCAM 2020
4. Choose the frame you want to use.
5. Click Use as Profile Picture.
We are always looking to highlight patients, survivors, caregivers, and their loved ones, so if you have been affected by pancreatic cancer, reach out and let us know. You never know how your story could inspire others on their journey. Send your story to us at [email protected].
Our virtual walks are a great way to support pancreatic cancer research…from anywhere. When you register as a virtual walker, you’ll walks virtually with hundreds of people from across the country for an inspiring day of hope. To create the sense of community that our walks offer, we encourage your to share photos and videos from your walk on social media and tag the Foundation at @LustgartenFDN. We want to see how you are creating #HopeFromHome in your neighborhood.
You can give the gift of helping to fund a cure by making a donation to the Lustgarten Foundation. As the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research in the world, the Foundation has directed nearly $200 million to research since inception. Your dollars can help us fund even more research and will go a long way toward improving patients’ lives. Make a donation.