Thank you for visiting the Indiana Chapter page, and welcome to our community of volunteers dedicated to the support of patients with pancreatic disease. We invite you to join us at one or more of our local events in support of this cause. Please see below for upcoming activities in your area!

If you would like to become more involved and volunteer in your state, please contact your Chapter Chair (information below).

Chapter Chair
June Strayer 
Medical Director
Jeffrey Easler, MD


Upcoming Events

Strike Out Pancreas Disease – THERE’S NO TIME TO SPARE!

Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Three-TWO-Fun
845 Westfield Rd
Noblesville, IN 46062

Join the National Pancreas Foundation for an afternoon of bowling and family fun! More details to follow.




SAVE the DATE – June 9, 2018 is the next educational event – more details to follow.


Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: 550 University Blvd, Room 0633, Indianapolis, Indiana

Please come in off University Avenue and park in the parking garage. We will have parking passes available! You take the elevator to the left of the doors to the basement and follow the signs! There will be printed directions at the information desk. Hope to see you there!


Dining for a Cause

Help us find a cure for pancreas disease while dining at Sam’s Tavern where 10% of the proceeds from food and drink will be donated to the NPF!

Date: Monday, November 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Venue: Sam’s Tavern
702 Highlander Point Dr, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119

1st Annual Purple Elephant Gift Exchange Party

Celebrate the holidays and give thanks on Thankful Thursday at our First Annual Purple Elephant Party!
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Venue: IU Health University Hospital, Room 0633

What to Bring: Purple Elephant Gift to exchange*
FREE Parking – use University Ave. entrance and park in the parkade

Light refreshments will be provided and Dr. Easler (GI and ERCP Expert) will be on hand to answer all your pancreas questions. Plus, we’ll be playing a special Thankful Thursday game to brighten our spirits as we head into the holiday season!

*A purple elephant gift is something given to entertain rather than gain – you can usually find something around the house to give. The goal is to leave with the gift that is the most entertaining. Regifting expected and encouraged. Paying $$ for a gift discouraged. This is the same as a white elephant gift exchange but it’s a purple elephant gift exchange to support Pancreas Awareness.

NPF Centers

NPF Centers focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis by treating the “whole patient” with a focus on the best possible outcomes and an improved quality of life. To view more information on the criteria to be an approved NPF Center, please click here.

Treatment Centers located in this state are:

Indiana University School of Medicine/Indiana University Hospital 
550 North University Blvd, Suite 1634
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Pancreatic Cancer Center 
Indiana University School of Medicine
550 North University Blvd, Suite 1634
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Social Media

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Facebook: Indiana Chapter National Pancreas Foundation

Photos of Past Events

2nd Annual Kenneth A. Ziegler Memorial 5K Run/Walk (Saturday, October 21, 2017)

Strike Out Pancreatic Disease 2017 (Sunday, October 15, 2017)

Color it Purple Picnic (July 2017)