TOGETHER, WE ARE LUSTGARTEN!
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM) is a month dedicated to spreading awareness and education about pancreatic cancer. As the global leader in advancing treatment and cures, we encourage all supporters to join us as we recognize the relentless community, cutting-edge research, the importance of time and push for progress in our journey to transform pancreatic cancer into a curable disease.
COMMUNITY IS POWER
We call on our community of supporters to spread the message that though our impact is profound, there is still much work to be done.
As the nation’s largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research, we aren’t simply another voice in the dialogue calling for earlier detection and better therapies for pancreatic cancer, we started the conversation. We shine a spotlight on pancreatic cancer and do everything possible to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. And we do this by funding leading-edge research. By working collectively and utilizing our networks, we can realize the Lustgarten vision of a world in which there is a cure for pancreatic cancer and patients can enjoy a good quality of life.
STORIES OF HOPE
The Lustgarten Community includes individuals who experience this devastating disease from every perspective. This month we are sharing the stories from a few of those perspectives. Together we are Lustgarten.
- Physician: Richard Barakat, MD, Physician-in-Chief, Northwell Health Cancer Institute
- Survivor: Dr. Errol Toulon, Jr.
- Caregiver: Merle Aaron
- Researcher: Sejin Chung, Director Scientific Program at Lustgarten (Check back for her story on November 30!)
SHARE YOUR “WHY!”
Your network is powerful! Share your “why.” Friends and family are often looking for impactful ways to give back and your Lustgarten Foundation story is a meaningful way to spread the word.
Social Media Posts
Caption: November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month! This month is dedicated to spreading awareness about pancreatic cancer and acknowledging the work there is still to be done. [INSERT PERSONAL STORY ABOUT WHY YOU SUPPORT LUSTGARTEN RESEARCH] click the link in my bio to learn more or donate @lustgartenfdn #WeAreLUSTGARTEN #PCAM
*On desktop, right click and “save image as” or on mobile, press and hold until a prompt pops up and save image on your camera roll.
Make sure to tag us (@LustgartenFDN) on all platforms & use the hashtags #WeAreLUSTGARTEN #PCAM
Add our link in your bio so your network can learn more about the Lustgarten Foundation’s mission www.lustgarten.org
Getting the message out through email is also an incredible tool! Here are a few shareables to supplement your message.
Join our 100 mile Facebook challenge! Walk, run, swim, bike – however you want to fundraise for research and help transform pancreatic cancer into a curable disease.
Our live-streamed webinar series created to introduce you to best-in-class experts from the field of pancreatic cancer research, technology, and science. Tune in November 16th for: The Intersection of Science and Technology: Advancing Patient Care. Register today!
Live-Streamed Survivor Symposium: Hope is On the Horizon
How do clinical trials get launched and which ones are taking place now at Johns Hopkins? Learn about the difference between genetics and genomics, and why this matters. Join us on November 17th: Register today!
No Shave November Fundraiser
Mo’stache? Mo’problems! This November, show your support by ditching the razer and raising awareness and money for pancreatic cancer research.
Purple for PCAM Lighting
Check for a building light up in your area:
- Riverhead, NY – Riverhead Correctional Facility (All month)
- Nassau County, NY – Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building (November 15th)
- Suffolk County, NY – Dennison Building (November 15th)
- La Jolla, CA – Salk Institute (November 17th)
- Syracuse University – JMA Wireless Dome (November 17th)
- New York City, NY – The Helmsley Building (November 17th)
- New York – Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (November 17th) – Tune in LIVE! – See photo on Twitter
- New York – Niagara Falls (November 19th at 10pm) – Tune in LIVE!