Niagara Falls turns purple for pancreatic cancer awareness day.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Help Us Raise Awareness!

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month! Join us this month as we share inspiring stories of hope and survival, as well as generate awareness across social media to highlight the need for increased funding and research for a disease that has a 5-year survival rate only in the single digits.

This year, Thursday, November 15 will mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day, a day devoted to pancreatic cancer communities around the world. The Lustgarten Foundation, along with 70 organizations from over 30 countries and six continents, will come together to bring more attention and awareness to patients fighting this disease and their caregivers and loved ones who support them.

We invite you to take part in awareness efforts this month and show your support for pancreatic cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. Raising awareness can be as simple as sharing how pancreatic cancer has affected your life or someone you love and promoting awareness efforts on social media by using the appropriate hashtags.

Here are some ways to get involved this month:

Update your Facebook Profile Picture

Facebook Photoframe

Add our frame to your profile photo to show your friends that you support pancreatic cancer awareness this month.  To add a frame: Go to your Facebook page and select update on your profile photos.  Then select ‘add frame’ at the top and search ‘Lustgarten Foundation’.

Update Your Facebook Cover Photo

Facebook Cover Photo

Show your support for pancreatic cancer awareness month by updating your cover photo to feature the purple lights of Niagara Falls.  To update your cover photo: save the photo on your desktop or phone. Then, go to your Facebook page and select ‘update cover photo’.

Use the Hashtag

This month, we will be pushing out inspiring content with the hashtags: #pancreaticcancerawareness, #pcam18, #LustgartenFoundation.

Share Content

We will be posting inspiring survivor stories throughout the month. Be sure to like, comment, and share these incredible stories of determination to not only survive, but to beat the odds.  If you want to post your own content, here are some suggested posts:

    • Join me in supporting #PancreaticCancer awareness this month. Visit @lustgartenfdn to learn how to get involved. #PCAM18
    • November is #PancreaticCancer awareness month. Read the inspiring #SurvivorStories from the @lustgartenfdn and help raise awareness of this disease. #PCAM18
    • Update your cover photo on Twitter to show your support for #PancreaticCancer Awareness Month! Visit @lustgartenfdn for more. #PCAM18

Donate to the Lustgarten Foundation on Facebook

In honor of Awareness Month, we have set up our first ever fundraising page on Facebook as another way to support the  Foundation. We know what needs to be done, and we have the leading researchers working tirelessly on earlier detection methods and more effective treatments.

Sample Tweets

Here are a few suggested tweets:

  • Join me in supporting #PancreaticCancer awareness this month. Visit @lustgartenfdn to learn how to get involved. #PCAM18
  • November is #PancreaticCancer awareness month. Read the inspiring #SurvivorStories from the @lustgartenfdn and help raise awareness of this disease. #PCAM18
  • Update your cover photo on Twitter to show your support for #PancreaticCancer Awareness Month! Visit @lustgartenfdn for more. #PCAM18

Follow us on social media to keep abreast of our awareness efforts:  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day is Thursday, November 15th

Two easy ways you can get involved:

Wear Purple: On November 15th, we invite you to wear purple and share your photo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #PCAM18. Tell us why you support World Pancreatic Cancer Day and tag the Lustgarten Foundation at @lustgartenfdn, so we can share our favorite photos throughout the day.

Start your own Facebook fundraiser: Help us raise more money for pancreatic cancer research by starting your own Facebook fundraiser. In just a few simple steps, you can create a Facebook fundraiser and invite your friends and family to donate to the Lustgarten Foundation and enable us to fund more life-saving research for patients. Whether it’s $5 or $500, your support matters and 100 percent of every donation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

To create your own Facebook fundraiser:

  • To get started, visit: https://fb.com/fund/LustgartenFDN/
  • Fill out your information and designate Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research as the charity.
  • Set a goal for your fundraiser—you can always adjust it if you exceed your fundraising goal!
  • Determine when you want your fundraiser to end. We suggest running your fundraiser through the end of the November.
  • Create a title for your fundraiser and why you are raising money for the Lustgarten Foundation. You can use the copy provided or create your own.
  • Then click create and your fundraiser will be live! Remember to share the link on your social media platforms and with your family and friends.

Get Involved Today

Get inspired and connect with patients, survivors and loved ones who are all on the same journey.