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We are excited to tell you about several successful events we held this summer and invite you to some educational and fundraising events yet to come in 2015. There are lots of great opportunities to support the PMP/Appendix Cancer community. We hope you will join us at some of these events, either in person or online.


Thank you so much for your support!!   

Here's what's new
2015 Educational Events
2015 Fundraising Events
2015 Grant Update
Recent Events
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2015 Educational Events 
West Coast UCSD Moores Cancer Center and the PMP Research Foundation Symposium
San Diego, CA - Saturday, September 12, 2015

We look forward to seeing you at our first West Coast United States symposium hosted by Dr. Andrew Lowy, and featuring Dr. H. Richard Alexander and the "Insurance Warrior," Laurie Todd. Click here to register!
Edward Hospital, Naperville (Chicago), IL - Tuesday, October 6, 2015
We are happy to announce our first ever Midwest United States symposium which will be held at Edward Hospital in Naperville (Chicago) on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Hosted by Dr. George Salti, and with a faculty to include Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, this promises to be a great event. Click here to register!

Fifth Annual UMass/PMPRF PMP/Appendix Cancer Patient-Practitioner Symposium
Worcester, MA - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 

Save the date for this year's fifth annual event, covering the latest advances in the treatment of PMP and Appendiceal Cancer hosted by Dr. Laura Lambert.
Details coming soon!
2015 Fundraising Events   
Join us for Hoops for a Cure Basketball Challenge in Mooresville, NC (just outside of Charlotte) on Saturday, September 26th! Help raise money for Appendix Cancer and PMP research. Come enjoy a day full of basketball events: 3v3, 4v4, 3-point Dunk Competition and more. Cheer on your family and friends in a fun atmosphere. This event is for any skill level and is meant to be fun! Click here to Register, and also visit and " Like" our Hoops for a Cure Facebook page.  
Want to coordinate a PMP/Appendix Cancer fundraising event? We can help! Contact us at
2015 Grant Update
The PMP Research Foundation will offer two $50,000 2-year research grants for 2015 to be administered by NORD. The deadline for preliminary abstract proposal submission has passed; the NORD Medical Advisory Committee will invite finalists to submit detailed proposals this fall and the winners will be announced at the end of the year. Please visit PMPRF's Research Grant Program and check out the research we have funded though our grant program. You can also visit NORD's Research Grant Program to learn more.

Interested in the latest research on PMP and Appendix Cancer? Check out our Published Research page, where we are constantly updating our PMP/Appendix Cancer research library!

Thanks to all our supporters who make research like this possible!
Recent Events
Team Jerry
We had a beautiful day and an excellent turnout for the  Ninth Annual PMP Cancer Walk and Dad's Day 5k which took place on Father's Day just outside Philadelphia, PA. Over the past 9 years this fantastic event has raised over $250,000 for PMP research and education. We are happy to announce that this year's event adds another $30,000 to that total.

The Sixth Annual Summer Scurry took place this year on August 8 just outside Cleveland, OH. This event honors the memory of our founder, Lisa Luciano, and includes a 5K Walk/Run, One Mile Kids & Family Fun Run, Lisa's Kids Fest and more. This event has raised over $250,000 for PMP research over the past 5 years and once again raised almost $30,000 in 2015.
Therese Surges
and Dr. Salti

The Team Keith Memorial Pub Crawl was held on August 22 just outside of Chicago in Naperville, IL and featured over 100 participants! The event honors the memory of Keith Surges, the husband of Therese Surges, a volunteer for the PMP Research Foundation. This year the event raised just over $11,000.

The PMP Research Foundation was proud to attend the Fourth Annual Mid-Atlantic Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Workshop in Virginia Beach, Virginia on June 11th and 12th. This event included many of the top specialists in the treatment of PMP and Appendix Cancer and featured Dr. Levine of Wake Forest presenting exciting genetic research funded by the PMP Research Foundation.
Want to help?  
We welcome volunteers who would like to get involved in helping to raise funds for valuable PMP research and education. Want to organize a fundraising event? We can help! Send us an e-mail at

We are also looking for volunteer committee members! Let us know if you are interested in serving on one of the following committees: Fundraising, Education, Communication and Marketing, Finance, and Research.  

PMP Research Foundation

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The National Organization for Rare Disorders invites patients and caregivers/ families affected by Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) to participate in special events to meet other patients and speak with a medical expert.

These meetings will provide an opportunity for you to come together in a small group and gain the encouragement and hope that comes from meeting face-to-face with other SBS patients.

Everyone will be able to share personal experiences with each other, gain a better understanding of this rare disease, and help others cope with the effects of their illness.

NORD will support the efforts of the SBS community by sharing accurate and useful information.

All patients will receive a travel stipend to offset the cost of attending the event. Upcoming meetings are as follows:

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