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As 2015 draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. We continue to meet our objectives, thanks to all of our individual donors and fundraising efforts by many.

There is still time to make a difference for those affected by Appendix Cancer/ PMP by making a year-end donation today! 

The PMP Research Foundation will have some exciting news to share during the first quarter of 2016. Stay tuned!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday and best wishes for 2016!  
What's New
Last Call for 2015 Donations
Research Continues
2015 Educational Events Recap
Recent 2015 Fundraising Events
Rare Disease Day 2016
We need your help!
Last Call for 2015 Donations
Please consider donating to the PMP Research Foundation as the 2015 year closes. Your 100% tax-deductible donation will fund life-saving research as well as educational events for patients, families and the PMP/Appendix Cancer medical community.

We are an all-volunteer organization made up of people who are directly affected by PMP/Appendix Cancer. We are extremely grateful for our many generous supporters and need your help to continue our efforts! No matter how big or small, every dollar helps. Thank you!!!

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Visit our Donor Confidence page for more information on our organization.
Research Continues
Our two $50,000 two-year research grants funded by the PMP Research Foundation for 2015 will be announced in early January by NORD's Medical Advisory Committee! Please visit PMPRF's Research Grant Program or 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!

A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters who make research like this possible!
2015 Educational Events Recap
West Coast UCSD Moores Cancer Center and the PMP Research Foundation Symposium - San Diego, CA - September 12th . This educational event hosted by Dr. Andrew Lowy and featuring Dr. H. Richard Alexander proved to be a great sponsorship for the PMPRF. Working closely with PMP Pals President, Chris Piekarski, we were able to effectively support Dr. Lowy and his team and highlight their program. Watch the videos on our You Tube channel , we promise you won't be disappointed!

Midwest PMP/Appendix Cancer Symposium - Edward Hospital - Naperville (Chicago), IL - October 6th - Hosted by Dr. George Salti, we held our first Midwest educational event which highlighted Edward Hospital's team approach for treatment of PMP. Dr. Paul Sugarbaker was the keynote speaker providing fantastic information to a large group of primary care physicians in attendance and by satellite to their affiliated physicians. Videos from this event are also on our You Tube channel !

Con gratulations to Dr. Paul Sugarbaker, inaugural recipient of the Lisa Luciano Memorial PMP/Appendix Cancer Pioneer Award, presented by the PMP Research Foundation.  

Fifth Annual UMass/PMPRF PMP/Appendix Cancer Patient-Practitioner Symposium - Worcester, MA - November 11th.
Hosted by Dr. Laura Lambert with guest speakers Dr. Jesus Esquivel and Dr. Switzer, medical staff, patients and caregivers learned about the latest advances in the treatment of PMP and Appendiceal Cancer. The videos are on our You Tube Channel.
Recent 2015 Fundraising Events
Hoops for a Cure - Mooresville, NC - September 26th . The 1st Annual Hoops for a Cure Basketball Challenge was a great success, raising over $8,000 dollars. A lot of awareness was raised with television time and newspaper articles which were shared locally and internationally! Scott tells us the ball is already rolling for Hoops for a Cure 2016. Thank you Scott Montgomery for all of your efforts!

6th Annual Crawl in the Fall
held in Brandford, CT
in memory of our friend Doug Selmont, exceeded their fundraising goal raising over $5,500! Thanks to Doug's wife Lindsey and her team of supporters!

No matter how big or how small your event is, we are here to help you get the most out of your efforts. Thank you for supporting us! Contact us at for more info. 
Rare Disease Day 2016
NORD is the official U.S. sponsor of Rare Disease Day which occurs on the last day of February each year.

On Rare Disease Day, millions of patients and their families around the world share their stories to promote awareness of the challenges, hopes and needs of those living with rare diseases.

The next Rare Disease Day is February 29, 2016

The 2016 global theme is "Patient Voice" - read the announcement here!

Visit the official U.S. Rare Disease Day website to get involved.
We need your help!
Would you like to get involved in helping to raise funds for valuable PMP research and education? Do you 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.  

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