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Good Causes Of The Week! Black Family Pancreatic Cancer Awareness. Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center Gala

By   |   June 21, 2022   |   Gal Approved

Here are some important causes you can participate in this week!

PanCan Panel To Discuss Pancreatic Cancer, June 22

Did you know that it’s National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week? It’s time to bring more attention to the cancers that affect us. According to the National Cancer Institute, African Americans are more likely to get diagnosed with pancreatic cancer than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States.

According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer is a type that starts in the pancreas, which is behind the stomach. The most common type of pancreatic cancer, adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, starts when exocrine cells in the pancreas start to grow out of control.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, PanCAN, is hosting a Pancreatic Cancer Action Network webinar called “Let’s Talk About: Pancreatic Cancer in the Black Community,” a pre-recorded 60-90 minute panel discussion. It will feature Black panelists with a variety of experiences with the disease including a survivor, family member/caretaker, physician and a PanCAN patient services case manager. The panel will be hosted by PanCAN Board member Karyn Temple, who has lost two family members affected by pancreatic cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, Black Americans are more likely to get diagnosed with pancreatic cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. The webinar takes place Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT. You can register here and watch the day it premieres.

PanCAN is a charity that funds research, provides patient/caregiver support, conducts community outreach and advocates for increased federal research funding for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center 14th Annual “Get Wild” Benefit, June 25

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is a non-profit dedicated to preserving and protecting our region’s native wildlife by providing rehabilitation services and education to raise public awareness of the factors that threaten its abundance and diversity.

The organization is hosting its 14th Annual “Get Wild” Benefit on Saturday, June 25 at Swans Crossing, Southampton Village, N.Y. The event will honor Legislator Bridget Fleming and veterinarian Karen Johnston DVM. Tickets are available at wildliferescuecenter.org.

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