Save-the-Date! UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
and the National Pancreas Foundation are proud to host a (free) Pancreas Fair for patients, families, and caregivers!
On Saturday, May 11, 2019 (noon – 4pm) join us at the John G. Rangos Sr. Conference Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
For more information, please contact Patter Birsic at
The National Pancreas Foundation and the Seattle Children’s Hospital Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology presents a patient-centered educational event.
The main goals are to increase understanding of the immediate and long-term impact of pancreatitis on health, ability to function; to discuss the approach to getting your voice heard; approaches through mindfulness as method of pain relief and helping you understand if a total pancreatectomy is right for you.
We will also discuss updates and resources available at the National Pancreas Foundation national office, the local chapter and the approved centers in the State of Washington.
Experts from Seattle Children’s Hospital and the NPF will be on hand to share important information and answer your questions about pancreatitis.
- Transitioning to Home
- Nutrition, Pain Management and Support
- Patient Perspective
- Panel Discussion
- Fun Activities for children and young people
The event is free and open to all patients and caregivers with a light breakfast and Door prizes.
Parking: *Ocean parking garage, 7th Floor check in head to Ocean cafeteria*
Please join us for an afternoon of fun, noshing on appetizers and trivia. We will gather to remember Rob Ericson and raise money for researching a cure for pancreatic disease – pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis (the disease that took Rob’s life).
Every attendee will receive a gift bag. We will also have:
*Silent Auction – 3 sets of Cubs tickets
*Raffle Baskets – Raffle tickets are 2 for $10 or 5 for $20
*50/50 Raffle – At the end of the event, the money will be counted and 50% of the money collected will go to the winning ticket holder and 50% will go to the NPF
*Sports Memorabilia – Bid on autographed jerseys, photos, balls, caps
Ask your friends, family members and neighbors to attend with you. Let’s grow this event! If each of you invites one person and they attend, we have doubled our attendance.
If pancreatic disease is the storm, then we are the warriors that are fighting that storm. Your donation means you are helping to fight the storm Rob can no longer fight!
Join the National Pancreas Foundation Louisiana Chapter on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the historic Rock’n Bowl for an afternoon of bowling and family fun!
Your registration includes bowling for two and a half hours, bowling shoes, food and soft drinks. We will also have a band performing at the event with a silent auction to follow.
We look forward to seeing you on June 9th. If you have any questions, please contact Chapter Chair, Jane Macke at Louisana@pancreasfoundation.org.
To donate/register, please go here: https://www.crowdrise.com/2019labowl