Upcoming Events

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
Strike Out Pancreatic Disease – Indiana @ Three, Two, Fun!
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
Nov
17
Sun
Strike-Out Pancreatic Disease! @ Kings Dining & Entertainment
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nov
21
Thu
Party for a Cure – New York @ The Edison Ballroom
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s a Party for a Cure! 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.

On this night we will be honoring:

Joseph M. Titlebaum
Lifetime Achievement Award

Alec J. Megibow, MD
Nobility In Science Award

Gulam A. Manji, MD, PhD
Rising Star Award

Karen Chen MSN, AGACNP-BC
Compassionate Care Award

Linda Ucko Leiby
Courage Award Recipient

Tickets begin at $200

Dec
7
Sat
Pancreas Diseases: Diagnosis, Facts, Function, & Fixes @ University Hospital - University Health System
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Apr
17
Fri
15th Annual NPF Fellows Symposium @ Sheraton Dallas at the Galleria
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day