Upcoming Events

Nov
8
Thu
Party for a Cure – Boston @ Harvard Club
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s a Party for a Cure! Join the National Pancreas Foundation Massachusetts Chapter on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 pm, at The Harvard Club located in Back Bay (374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115).

Please join us to support NPF 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 pancreatitis.

On this night we will be honoring: 

Wahid Wassef, MD, MPH, FACG – Nobility in Science Award
Julia Y. Mcnabb-Baltar, MD, MPH – Rising Star Award
Akcea Therapeutics – Vision of Hope Award
Rose Gefteas, Stephen Goldberg, Michael C. McDonald, Diane Tonelli, Charles Yon – Courage Awards

Honorary Chairs

Catherine and Jason Varitek

Courage Award Presenter, Eddie Dominguez

EVENT COMMITTEE

Margaret and Donald Anastasia
Peter A. Banks, MD
Terri and Adam Barbosa
Kathryn and Tim Conway
Ellen and Jonathan Diamond
Michael Eng and Barney Morrissey
Beth and Brian Fallon
MaryJo and Michael Farrell
Jane and Thomas Holt
Donna and Tom May
Mary and Jim Morris
Sonal Pandya, MD and Sunil Sheth, MD
Randi Pleskow, MD and Douglas Pleskow, MD
Kymberly Rabbie
Michelle Rondeau

Tickets begin at $200.

We look forward to seeing you on November 8th!

Nov
11
Sun
Strike-out Pancreatic Disease – Central PA @ Midway Bowling
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for Strike-Out Pancreatic Disease – Central PA! Tickets are $30 per person! Two games of bowling, shoes, food, and fun will be provided along with a silent basket raffle. To register, please go CLICK HERE. If you have any questions please contact Lora Kelly at centralpa@nationalpancreasfoundation.org. We look forward to seeing you on November 11th!

 

To view raffle items, please CLICK HERE

Strike Out Pancreatic Disease – Indiana @ Bowl 32/Three-TWO-Fun
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the National Pancreas Foundation on Sunday, November 11, 2018 for an afternoon of bowling and family fun!

Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Bowl 32/ Three-Two-Fun
845 Westfield Rd
Noblesville, IN 46062

The cost is $25 per person.

Your registration fee includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, taco buffet and drinks. Bowling will be followed by a raffle and silent auction.

Bowl 32/ Three, Two, Fun has a wonderful arcade and glow-in-the-dark putt putt golf, as well as the most advanced scoring and gaming system in the state. This is a family-friendly event for people of all ages! Whether you bowl or make a donation, you will have a long-lasting impact on patients in our community.

We look forward to seeing you on November 11th!

Nov
27
Tue
Pancreas Disease Awareness Night at Times Grill @ Times Grill
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For those in New Orleans, the Louisiana chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation will host its first fundraiser at Times Grill in Mandeville, Louisiana where 15% of the proceeds that night go to the NPF. Please join us on Giving Tuesday (November 27th) to help those with pancreas disease. Thank you to Times Grill Mandeville for hosting the event. We hope to see you there!

Dec
1
Sat
BEING THE BETTER YOU: LIVING WITH PANCREATIC DISEASE @ Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education Duke University
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation North Carolina Chapter and Duke University Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology jointly host a Patient, Caregiver and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases 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 (NPF) National Office, the NPF North Carolina Chapter and the approved centers at Duke University and the Carolinas Medical Center.

Agenda:

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Registration (Light Breakfast)

9:00 am: Welcome to Duke; Welcome by the NPF

9:30 am: Keynote Address

10:00 – 11:00 am: Breakout sessions

Attendees should register for 3 of the breakout sessions (Please check and confirm your sessions at registration).

– Mindfulness: A Powerful Method for Pain Relief

– Nutrition: Eating with a Purpose

– Advocacy: Getting your voice heard

– Total pancreatectomy: Is it right for you?

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Networking Event (Snacks and refreshments)

The event is free and open to all physicians, patients and caregivers; parking is free.

Register today at: http://bit.ly/NPFNCEd2018

All attendees need to sign up by Midnight on November 25th, 2018.

Dec
31
Mon
Pancreas Awareness Night @ Manchester Monarchs @ SNHU Arena
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm

The NPF New Hampshire Chapter and the Manchester Monarchs are facing off against pancreas disease on December 31, 2018 at SNHU Arena! Every ticket sold, $4 will go towards the NPF!

Can’t make it, but want to donate? Please go here: http://bit.ly/NPFMonarchs2018

We hope to see you on New Year’s Eve!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan
26
Sat
Kiss – Off Pancreatic Disease! @ Heron Cay Bocce/Shuffleboard Courts and Clubhouse
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a day of fun, food, raffle prizes, 50/50 & entertainment – all to raise funds for pancreas disease research! For more information and tickets or to donate, please CLICK HERE.

Feb
23
Sat
Ohio/Kentucky Chapter Education Event @ Sabin Auditorium, 333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation Ohio-Kentucky Chapter and the The Pancreas Care Center of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center jointly host a Patient, Caregiver and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases 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 NPF OH-KY Chapter and the approved centers in the State of Ohio.

To register for the event, please go here: http://bit.ly/NPFOHKYCC2019

 

Minnesota Chapter Education Event @ University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation Minnesota State Chapter and the University of Minnesota Medical Center jointly host a Patient, Caregiver and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases educational event.

This session is appropriate for patients who have suffered from severe acute pancreatitis, recurrent acute pancreatitis, or chronic pancreatitis and their family members. The main goals are to increase understanding of the immediate and long-term impact of pancreatitis on health and ability to function, and treatment strategies for pancreatitis. Session topics will include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies for pain relief; endoscopic management of pancreatitis; surgical approaches to pancreatitis including total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplant; and how to manage complications of pancreatitis including diabetes.

Speakers will address the disease in children and adults.

We will also discuss updates and resources available at the National Pancreas Foundation National Office, the NPF Minnesota Chapter and the approved centers at the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic Rochester.

To register for the event, please go here: http://bit.ly/NPFMN2019

Mar
30
Sat
Louisiana Chapter Education Event
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register, please go here: http://bit.ly/NPFLAED2019

May
3
Fri
2019 NPF Fellows Symposium @ The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – May 5 @ 12:15 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation holds an annual Fellows Symposium as an opportunity for Fellows to gain insights and instruction from renowned specialists.

To find out more information and apply, please CLICK HERE.

Project Cuffway
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For sponsorship information, please go here: http://bit.ly/2019ProjectCuffway

 

May
11
Sat
Pancreas Fair @ John G. Rangos Sr. Conference Center
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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
pbirsic@pancreasfoundation.org.

May
18
Sat
Washington State Education Event @ Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children's Hospital
May 18 @ 8:45 am – 12:30 pm

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*

Jun
2
Sun
Pancreas Disease is no Trivial Matter @ Emerson's Ale House
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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!

Jun
9
Sun
Strike-Out Pancreatic Disease – Louisiana @ Rock 'n' Bowl
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Sep
13
Fri
Courage for a Cure Gala – Pittsburgh @ Fairmont Pittsburgh
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
14
Sat
Chronic Pancreatitis Patient Education Event – Indiana @ Drury Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Carmel
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation Indiana State Chapter presents a Patient and Family Education event focusing on “Chronic Pancreatitis” covering Pain Management, Nutrition, Behavioral Medicine, and More.

The objective of this educational event is to provide patients and their caregivers with a fundamental understanding of the natural history and management of chronic pancreatitis

Registration begins at 9:00 AM with light breakfast as well as a boxed lunch will be provided

~Parking validation available at event~

For inquiries, email: npfindiana@pancreasfoundation.org

Sep
15
Sun
Party for a Cure New Jersey @ Biagio’s Ristorante
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s a Party for a Cure! Join the National Pancreas Foundation New Jersey Chapter on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Biagio’s Ristorante (299 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652).

Proceeds will go to support the NPF in 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 pancreatitis.

Tickets begin at $100

Sep
21
Sat
Pancreas Diseases Educational Symposium – Illinois @ Prentice Women’s Hospital
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The National Pancreas Foundation and the Digestive Health Center of  Northwestern Medicine presents a patient-centered educational event.

“Pancreas Diseases Educational Symposium: Diagnosis, Treatment Care and Support for patients, caregivers & families”.

Experts from Northwestern Memorial 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.

Sep
30
Mon
Attack Pancreas Disease: Creole Cabana Speaks Up for a Cure @ Creole Cabana Restaurant and Bar
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Can’t make it? To donate, please CLICK HERE.

Oct
5
Sat
NPF Iowa Chapter – Pediatric Pancreatitis: Family, Facts, Function, and Fixes @ University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 am

Children who have experienced various forms of acute, recurrent or chronic pancreatitis and their caregivers and family members are invited to a patient- and family-centered symposium on pediatric pancreatitis, presented by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) and University of Iowa Stead Family Childrens Hospital.

Panelists will discuss causes of and treatment for pancreatitis, and how pancreatitis affects childrens health. A parent will share their familys journey with their childs pancreatitis.

An NPF representative will share updates and resources available at the National Pancreas Foundation National Office, the NPF Iowa Chapter, and UI Stead Family Childrens Hospital, Iowas only approved NPF center.

The event is free and open to all children and caregivers. Parking and a light lunch will be provided (lunch and networking 11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m.)

Registration by October 1, 2019 is required at http://bit.ly/NPFI0wa2019

Oct
12
Sat
NPF Texas Chapter – Houston Education Event @ Baylor College of Medicine
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Oct
19
Sat
3rd Annual Patient and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases – Michigan Chapter @ The Inn at St. John's
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

The University of Michigan and the National Pancreas Foundation Michigan Chapter will jointly host a third Patient and Family Centered Care for Pancreatic Diseases educational event.

The main goals are to increase understanding of the immediate and long-term impact of pancreatitis on health, ability to function and work and medical coverage; to discuss the approach to complex care and to highlight causes and the approaches to chronic pain. We will also discuss updates and resources available at the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) National Office, the NPF Michigan Chapter and the University of Michigan NPF center of excellence.

The event is free and open to all physicians, patients and caregivers.  All are welcome to attend even if you have not registered however please keep in mind if you are not registered you may not receive lunch.  

To register, please CLICK HERE

For further inquiries please send an email to Robin Winke at the National Pancreas Foundation Michigan Chapter: michigan@pancreasfoundation.org.

Oct
27
Sun
Marine Corps Marathon/10K
Oct 27 all-day

Want to run for a cause? Or has running a 10K or a marathon been on your bucket-list and you’re ready to check it off? Want a 26.2 mile or 10K running tour of Washington, DC?

Run for the National Pancreas Foundation!

Selected as a charity partner for the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon (Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Washington, DC), 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.  In return, the NPF will support you every step of the way with motivation, team support (via a private Facebook group), swag, team tent at the finish line, and a team pasta dinner the night before. In 2018, our 44 runners raised $36,686 all in the name of finding a cure for pancreas disease!

To find out more, please CLICK HERE. #TeamPancreas_NPF

Nov
3
Sun
NPF MA Chapter – Strike-Out Pancreatic Disease! @ Bowlero
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
10
Sun
Pancreatic Cancer Patient Education Event – Georgia @ Emory Health Sciences Research Building
Nov 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:45 pm
Strike-Out Pancreatic Disease @ Midway Bowling
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the National Pancreas Foundation Central PA Chapter on Sunday, November 10th for an afternoon of bowling and family fun! Your registration includes two games of bowling, bowling shoes, and food. There will also be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for awesome prizes.
Registration is $30!*

Nov
13
Wed
Party for Cure Gala – Boston @ The Harvard Club
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
16
Sat
Strike-Out Pancreatic Disease Minnesota! @ AMF Bloomington
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm