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Hooray! Spring is finally here and registration is now open for our two signature summer fundraising events. Check out our 2014 Upcoming Events below for all the details.

Register now, and if you can't make it in person why not walk in your own town by registering as a Virtual Walker and creating your own personalized fundraising page for free? Details below!
What's Happening at PMPRF
2014 Upcoming Events
2014 Grant Opportunities
Recent Event Results
News from Grant Recipients
Calling all Volunteers!
2014 Upcoming Events
Registration is now open for our Eighth Annual PMP Cancer Walk and Dad's Day 5k taking place once again on Father's Day, Sunday June 15, 2014 just outside Philadelphia, PA. Over the past 8 years this fantastic event has raised over $200,000 for PMP/Appendix Cancer research. Come join us, or better yet bring your family and friends and form a team of walkers! If you can't make it in person, why not set up a personal fundraising page and walk in your own neighborhood? Select the Virtual Walker option to create your personalized fundraising page for free!

ThSummer Scurrye Fifth Annual Summer Scurry takes place this year on Saturday, August 9, 2014 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 $200,000 for PMP/Appendix Cancer research over the past 5 years.

Want to coordinate a PMP/Appendix Cancer fundraising event? We can help! Contact us at
2014 Grant Opportunities

The PMP Research Foundation will once again be offering two $50,000 2-year research grants for 2014 to be administered by NORD.  


The Request for Proposal will be available the first week of June. Abstracts will be due in July, full proposal invitations will be announced in August, full proposals must be received by NORD in October, and the award announcements will be made in December 2014.  


Please visit PMPRF's Research Grant Program or NORD's Research Grant Program to learn more and to access the RFP when it is available in early June.

Recent Event Results
Congratulations to Dan Ison for running the Boston Marathon in honor of his sister Diane. Diane was diagnosed with Appendix Cancer on April 15, 2013 and continues to fight her battle with grace and courage. On April 21st, 2014 Dan ran the Boston Marathon in honor of Diane and raised over $5,600 (114% of his goal) for PMPRF to help find a cure. Many thanks to Dan for this amazing effort!
News from Grant Recipients 

Grant recipients from PMPRF's Research Grant Program are producing some exciting results, thanks to YOUR SUPPORT!


PMPRF 2010 grant cycle recipient Robert Miller and his team at the Mayo Clinic published their research in the Journal of Human Genetics this past March. The study included commentary from Prof Morris and Chua stating the following: "[t]his is a landmark study...[it] verified the potential feasibility of performing genetic profiling of pseudomyxoma peritonei...[t]he authors should be congratulated on being the first group to report a study of genetic molecular profiling of appendiceal tumors."


PMPRF 2009 grant cycle recipient Marc Pocard and his team the Lariboisi´┐Żre Hospital, Paris Diderot University, Paris France published their study "Orthotopic Animal Model of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: An in Vivo Model to Test Anti-Angiogenic Drug Effects" in the American Journal of Pathology this past May.


This exciting research would not be possible without YOU! Thank you so much for your support!

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.  

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New Research

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!

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