Thank you for visiting the Massachusetts 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
Diane Tonelli
Medical Director
Sunil Sheth, MD



Assumption College Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Night with the NPF!
Date: October 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Multi-Use Stadium, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

Assumption College Women’s Soccer and the National Pancreas Foundation will team up to host a Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Game, when the Hounds place Pace University at 7 pm! CLICK HERE to read more about the game and what it means for Assumption College.  Please go HERE to donate.


Strike – Out Pancreas Disease! 

Date: November 4, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Bowlero Shrewsbury
405 Boston Turnpike, Route 9
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Join the NPF for an afternoon of bowling and family fun!The cost is $40 per person. To register or sponsor a participant, please CLICK HERE.



Party for a Cure – Boston

Date: November 8, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Harvard Club, 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

It’s a Party for a Cure! Join the National Pancreas Foundation Massachusetts Chapter on November 8th as we support NPF’s research and its mission to find cures for all pancreatic diseases – cancer (the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.) and pediatric, acute and chronic pancreas.

On this night we will be honoring:



Tickets begin at $200.

We look forward to seeing you on November 8th!



20th Anniversary Party For A Cure – Boston

Join the Massachusetts Chapter for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the NPF on Thursday October 19, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 pm, at The Harvard Club located in Back Bay (374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115).





Strike Out Pancreas Disease in Massachusetts

Join the NPF for an afternoon of bowling and family fun!

Date: Sunday, October 22nd
Time: 2 – 5 pm
Venue: Bowlero Shrewsbury, 405 Boston Turnpike, Route 9 Shrewsbury, MA 01545



Educational Events

Living with Pancreatitis: “Strategies to keep control of your Pancreatitis symptoms”
Date: Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm EST
Location: A Greater Boston event, at Whitney Place Community Room, 3 Vision Drive Natick, MA 01760
Experts from the field of Gastroenterology and Pancreatology as well as Patient Advocates will be on hand to share important information and answer your questions about chronic pancreatitis.

Pediatric Pancreatitis – Amit Grover, MD
Non-Pharmacological Pain Management – Amit Anand, MD
Nutritional Management of Pancreatitis- Sandra Allonen, RD
Patient Perspective
Panel Q & A Door Prize Drawing
Parking and light refreshments available.

Falmouth Road Race

Date: August 20, 2017
To inspire, motivate, and support our 13 runners, running on behalf of NPF, please visit the event page!





PEP TALK 3 – Living With Chronic Pancreatitis

To view an archive of this event, please CLICK HERE

PEP TALK 4 – What’s Eating You?

To view an archive of this event, please CLICK HERE


Co-Founder Jane Holt discusses NPF Centers in the Boston area and the strides we are making in the treatment of pancreatic diseases.

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:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Pancreatic Cancer Program
330 Brookline Avenue, Shapiro 9 East Campus
Boston, MA  02215
Boston Children’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School
300 Longwood Avenue, Hunnewell Ground
Boston, MA 02115
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
UMass Memorial Medical Center
University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

Photo Gallery of Past Events

Party for a Cure 2017

Strike Out Pancreatic Disease!
May 3, 2015
Roaring 20s Ball
November 13, 2014