Let’s Strike Out Pancreatic Cancer!
To many, this month elicits salivation over the thought of a perfectly carved turkey shared ‘round the table with loved ones. Others still pass the Thanksgiving spirit forward and volunteer at local soup kitchens, canned food drives and more, feeding the less fortunate.
Though November is often known for Thanksgiving feasts and the start of the holiday season, this month also sheds light on a very important, though lesser-known issue: National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
Pancreatic cancer has the lowest five-year survival rate of all major cancers at just 6 percent, while seventy-three percent of patients die in the first year of diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer death because there are currently no detection tools to diagnose the disease in its early stages (via www.pancan.org).
This year, Pentel of America is honored to team up with Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to strike out cancer, with your help. As purple is the official color of pancreatic cancer awareness, five cents of each violet EnerGel-X package will support research and advocacy via the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Learn more about pancreatic cancer and what you can do to help at http://pancan.org/.
What does November mean to you?