Florida Pancreas Cancer Coalition Donates Nearly $30,000 to Mayo Clinic for Pancreas Cancer Research
FLORIDA PANCREAS CANCER COALITION DONATES NEARLY $30,000 TO MAYO CLINIC FOR PANCREAS CANCER RESEARCH
Florida Pancreas Cancer Coalition, Inc. (FLPCC) Raising Local Money for Local Research
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This week, the Florida Pancreas Cancer Coalition, Inc. (FLPCC) presented a donation check of $27,500 to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for the purpose of supporting pancreas cancer research. Joined by FLPCC Co-Founder Pat McLaughlin and members of FLPCC leadership, Mary Jane Culhane and Anna Murphy on behalf the FLPCC presented the check to Doctors Howard Crawford and Michael Wallace who were there on behalf of the Mayo Clinic.
“Our team gathered to collectively present a check to Mayo Clinic that will be used in Pancreas Cancer Research in amount of $27,500.00. For us that is quite an accomplishment. Think about it. The FLPCC is not even a year old. In that period we have incorporated as a Florida not-for-profit, prepared by-laws, articles of incorporation, elected a board of directors and officers, appointed committees, qualified as a public charity under Section 501 c 3 of the IRC, developed a web-site, hosted a successful golf tournament, coordinated a successful water balloon festival, planned a symposium on pancreas cancer, planned a pre-symposium function and are in the process of finalizing our Second Annual Celtic Open which will occur on March 16, 2015. All of this was accomplished in 10 months with an all-volunteer Board, Officers and General and Special Committees,” said Patrick McLaughlin, one of the founders of the FLPCC.
The goal of the FLPCC is to invest in local, yet world class, pancreas cancer research where our local neighbors can feel that they are part of the team and actually see and experience where their money is going and what it is accomplishing. Our simple motto is this: “Local money for local world class pancreas cancer research.” Florida Pancreas Cancer Coalition, Inc. (FLPCC) has a Board with active committee members for the purpose of raising local money for local research. Pancreas cancer affects all demographics and 85-percent of those diagnosed will die within six months and of the remaining 15-percent only one-third have a survival rate more than four years. With diminishing funding and the devastating nature of pancreas cancer the FLPCC believes in raising money in a transparent manner on a local level so that all can see the progress to cure this cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.flpcc.org and for interview requests please contact Kevin Doyle.
Group photo of FLPCC Leadership with Drs. Wallace and Crawford from Mayo Clinic (behind the check)
FLPCC Founder Pat McLaughlin with Dr. Howard Crawford from Mayo Clinic in the Mayo Research Laboratory