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Summer is here, and we've got lots of fundraising events to tell you about - including our largest event, the Summer Scurry, which is back for the fourth year this coming Saturday. Hopefully we will see you at one of these exciting events!


As always, thank you so much for your support of PMPRF!

What's New?
Upcoming Events
Recap of Recent Events
Medical Education Sponsorship and Scholarships
Research Grant Updates
Upcoming Events

Summer ScurryThe Summer Scurry is back this year and will take place this coming Saturday, August 10th in suburban Cleveland (Independence), Ohio. This year the event will honor the memory of our founder, Lisa Luciano, who passed away last year.   


Also this weekend, the Second Annual Appendix Cancer Awareness 5k Walk/Run is taking place Sunday, August 11th in Newark, Delaware.  


And finally one of our favorites, the PMP Pub Crawl, is back for the fourth consecutive year in New Haven, Connecticut on Saturday, September 7th.  


We hope to see you this summer at one of these fun-filled events! If you can't make any of them, contact us about starting your own - get creative!


Finally, save the date and keep an eye out for more information on this year's symposium at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center on November 13th.

Recap of Recent Events
7th Annual Father's Day PMP Cancer Walk The 7th Annual Father's Day PMP Cancer Walk (Doing it for Dutch, in remembrance of Dutch Culbertson) took place once again outside of Philadelphia and raised over $40,000 to fund PMP research and education.

Derek Corner rocked the house for the second consecutive year at his "DC Rocks PMP" event on May 19th and raised nearly $6,000 for PMPRF (probably the coolest event we have!).

Tressa and Drew ran the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon on May 5th to honor the memory of their father, founding PMPRF board member Mike Dvorsky. They raised an amazing $5,000 in their inaugural effort.

Thank you to everyone who coordinated and participated in these wonderful events, we are absolutely thrilled with the results and we are committed to
using the funds raised to make a difference in the fight against these diseases!
Medical Education Sponsorship and Scholarships

PMPMPRF at Mercy MedicalPRF was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the "Peritoneal Dissemination of Cancer: Present Treatment, Guidelines and Controversies" medical education course that took place June 20-21st at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.


The course was led by Dr. Paul Sugarbaker and Dr. Armando Sardi, and consisted of presentations by many of the leading specialists in the treatment of PMP and peritoneal surface malignancies associated with other cancers such as ovarian, colorectal and pancreatic cancers.    


The highlight of the session was an interactive, live HIPEC surgery performed by PMPRF Advisory Board member Dr. Sardi. More than one of the specialists in attendance commented that it was "amazing" to watch and participate.  


PMPRF also provided scholarships to eight physicians from the U.S. and abroad so that they could participate in this CME session.

Research Grant Updates

Our research grant program recipients are producing amazing results. Check out the latest research updates from our past grant recipients to learn more about the incredible work they are doing with funds provided by PMPRF.  


The 2013 Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Grant Program recipients will be announced at the end of the year.

We Need Your Help!
We are always looking for 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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One of PMPRF's founding goals was to raise $1,000,000 for PMP research and education by the end of 2013. This goal is within our reach!  


Help us get there by donating today or organizing a fundraising event


And as always, thank you for all of your support!     PMPRF Thermometer



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