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Education and advocacy are part of the National Pancreas Foundation's (NPF) mission. Please see the list of events that are coming up throughout the year. We hope you are able to join us! For a complete list, please see our Events Page.
"I am forever grateful for this “second chance” at life without the disabling effects of Chronic Pancreatitis. Every day, I am grateful for the opportunity to go to work, go to the gym, eat food, and just enjoy what each day brings." - Danielle Zecca

After being diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis almost 10 years ago and undergoing a Whipple Procedure, followed by a 3-week inpatient recovery and months of IV nutrition (TPN) and then a Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Auto Transplantation (TPIAT) in August 2014, Daneille Zecca has slowly fought to reclaim her life back. Please go HERE to read Danielle's Story.
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We are honored to be chosen as a charity partner for the Marine Corps Marathon (October 28th) and Indianapolis Marathon (November 8th). We are looking for runners 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. Interested but not sure if running 26.2 miles is for you - each event has smaller races as well!
 Party for a Cure - New Jersey!
Join us for an evening of food, music and friends! The New Jersey Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) will be hosting it's Party for a Cure on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, at Macaluso's (161 Rea Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506). For details and ticket information, please go:
 The NPF is dedicated to funding cutting edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for those impacted by pancreatic disease, announced today that it is awarding $250,000 in research funds to deserving scientists across the United States for the 2018. Five grants of $50,000 will be distributed to researchers studying, pancreatic cancer, chronic & acute pancreatitis, and pediatric pancreatitis. To read more about the recipients, please see our press release .
 NPF Illinois Education Event (May 12th)
 On a Saturday of unseasonable weather, the Illinois State NPF Chapter held its first education event of 2018 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Planned under the leadership of new Medical Director for the Illinois State Chapter,  Dr. Rajesh N. Keswani, participants were treated to pancreas-friendly breakfast foods before hearing speakers present on a variety of subjects including “Understanding the Brain-Gut Connection” by Dr. Sarah E. Quinton and “A Comprehensive Pain Program is More Than Pain Medicines” by Dr. Paul M. Scholten. After a panel discussion largely focused on managing pain given the current war on opiates, National Pancreas Foundation Executive Director Matthew Alsante closed with remarks from the larger organization. “Considering our successful Casino Night fundraiser last month and this morning’s well-received education event,” said David D. Jones, Illinois State Chapter Chair, “the groundwork is now laid for a productive year to benefit regional patients, medical professionals, and caregivers.”
3rd Annual Project Cuffway (April 13th): This event is where fashion and Rustic Cuff packaging come together. The event raised $210,000 with proceeds going to the NPF! The Rustic Cuff community, along with the generous support of some amazing sponsors, has now raised over $540,00 for the NPF.
2018 Fellows Symposium (April 20th - 22nd): This year's Fellows Symposium was held at Fort Lauderdale where 27 world renowned specialists provided talks on: "Fluid Resuscitation in Acute Pancreatitis", "Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery", "Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma" to "Advances in Pediatric Pancreatitis" to 50 medical Fellows interested in learning more about pancreas disease.

"The conference was very informative and it was great to meet so many gurus in the pancreas world," said Justin de Boer, Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Many Fellows use this weekend to not only gain further knowledge on everything related to pancreas disease, but to meet speakers and mentors, meet other Fellows, and talk about research collaboration. While it was a weekend packed with information, the NPF also planned activities on Saturday the Fellows to mingle and have fun with mojito making stations and salsa dancers - reminiscent of South Florida.