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




The Chapter will be hosting a support group on the first Monday of the month. For all details, please follow the NPF Indiana Chapter Facebook Group. To join the group, please CLICK HERE.







Join our virtual 10K run/pup strut anywhere across Indiana. You choose the route, you choose the distance and as long as it adds up to 10K by September 30th you will receive a medal! Lace-up your shoes and fundraise for patients impacted by pancreatic disease. Challenge your friends, family, and co-workers to donate or join your team! Register by August 31st to receive a t-shirt.

Click HERE to register today!

Patient Education Event

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Time & Venue: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Carmel
9625 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290

To register, please CLICK HERE.






Earl D. Hoover Memorial Golf Tournament for Charities

Benefiting the National Pancreas Foundation

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time: 8:30 am Shotgun Start

To be a sponsor or donate, please CLICK HERE




Date: December 6, 2018
Venue: Indiana University Hospital, 550 N. University Blvd, Room 1004, Indianapolis, IN, 46202
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00PM


Chronic Pancreatitis: A Patient-Education Event
Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: The Capital Ballroom Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis
Carmel 9625 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290

For more details and to register, please CLICK HERE.





3rd Annual Kenneth A. Ziegler Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 8am – 12pm
Location: Northside Middle School’s Track, 400 27th St. Columbus, IN 47201

$25 per person

To view the event poster, please CLICK HERE.

To register for the event, please CLICK HERE.





2018 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Date: Sunday, November 3, 2018

Selected as a charity partner for 2018, we are looking for a group of people to run in the name of finding a cure, in memory/in honor of a loved one, or supporting an organization that provides hope and courage to those suffering from pancreatic disease.


Voted as one of the biggest marathons in the U.S. – this race is an ideal fall marathon!

If you are interested, please CLICK HERE and we will contact you once within 24 hours! We are also looking for volunteers for the race. If interested, please email:


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

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Bowl 32/ Three, Two, Fun
845 Westfield Rd
Noblesville, IN 46062

Join the National Pancreas Foundation for an afternoon of bowling and family fun! To register or sponsor a participant, please CLICK HERE.



2nd Annual Color It Purple Picnic 
Date: July 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Eagle Creek Park
7840 W 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254

Join us and wear your best purple to raise awareness for pancreas disease! To RSVP, please email June Strayer, Indiana Chapter Chair at:

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, 2017
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

Keep up to speed with our chapter activities!

Facebook: Indiana Chapter National Pancreas Foundation

Photos of Past Events

7th Annual Ed D. Hoover Memorial Golf Tournament for Charities (Saturday, August 3, 2019)

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)