Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day is Nov. 5
— To recognize November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, the Mid-Shore Pancreatic Cancer Foundation will host a Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Easton High School’s cafeteria.
Admission to the event is free, and there will be family activities, including bingo with prizes, exhibits, food vendors and a silent auction.
Gospel music will be provided by God’s Anointed, and rock ‘n’ roll music will be provided by Southbound.
The event also will include a pancreatic cancer survivor recognition ceremony.
The Mid-Shore Pancreatic Cancer Foundation provides hope and support for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer recently passed breast cancer to become the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and is anticipated to become the sec- ond by 2020. While five-year survival rates for most cancers are improving, pancreatic cancer remains at just 8 percent.
“This year’s program includes a distinguished group of medical professionals to provide a medical update on pancreatic cancer,” said Bill Shrieves, president of the Mid-Shore Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
Karen Hollis from the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology will talk about nutrition and diabetes as a pancreatic cancer risk factor; Dr. David Smith from Bay Hematology and Oncology will discuss the origins of cancer, specififically pancreatic cancer; and Dr. Alison Klein from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will focus on the identification of genetic and environmental risk factors for pancreatic cancer.
For more information, call 410-745-9243 or visit www. midshorepancan.org.