The past doesn't drive me—it's the present and future that inspire me.
My name is Greg Petrosewicz. I lost my mother to pancreatic cancer in 2001. I can't change that, but I can work to make sure that nobody else loses his or her mother to this deadly disease. That is why I am a Volunteer for Progress with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. I know I am making a real difference through my volunteer efforts to advance research, support patients and create hope.
As the volunteer Affiliate Coordinator for the Austin Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, I can tell you I am encouraged to meet people from my community who are passionate about making a difference and want to fight hard to change the course of history for pancreatic cancer.
Will you join me as a Volunteer for Progress? Pancreatic cancer still has a five-year survival rate of just six percent. That's almost the same deadly statistic that it was 10 years ago when I lost my mother—but even worse, that statistic has barely changed in 40 years.
Together we can change that. Let's start by standing up for the estimated 6,996* people who will be diagnosed from today to the end of National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month in November. YOU can be one of the 6,996* people to join the fight and make a difference—the more of us there are, the more progress we'll make.
Visit www.knowitfightitendit.org and add your name to the list and be a Volunteer for Progress—when you do, you can immediately begin to make a big difference: by raising awareness in your community, calling your members of Congress and urging them to pass the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act, or participating in a local event like PurpleStride.
Get involved and be one of the 6,996 to stand up for every person diagnosed between now and the end of November. Be a hero in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Volunteer for Progress.
Affiliate Coordinator, Austin Affiliate
Volunteer Advisory Council Member for the
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network