Pancreatic cancer foundation releases online video to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and announce participation in North Texas Giving Day.
Irving, TX, September 4, 2014 - The Sandler-Kenner Foundation, a charitable organization with a focus on improving the survivability of pancreatic cancer through the advancement of early detection and diagnostic tools, has recently unveiled its new video - found on its website - to help raise awareness of the importance of finding tools for earlier diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The video is also meant to remind viewers that the Sandler-Kenner Foundation is participating in North Texas Giving Day on September 18th - an annual event that helps raise funds for local non-profit organizations.
“The statistics surrounding pancreatic cancer are staggering,” says . “One of those statistics shown in the video is that if pancreatic cancer could be detected earlier, we could treat 85% of diagnosed cases. That is life changing information related to a disease with such a high mortality rate simply because we are not able to diagnosis it in enough time. We want to bring these statistics to people through a short personal story they can understand, such as Zach Stevens who lost his grandfather to pancreatic cancer and is featured in the video. What we can achieve with earlier diagnosis is astonishing and we need the funds to fuel the research to make this happen. That’s why we’ve also chosen to participate in North Texas Giving Day.”
Celebrating it’s sixth year, North Texas Giving Day is an annual event that helps connect North Texas non-profit organizations with potential supporters. The year, the event will take place on September 18th, from 6 a.m. to midnight online at and in person from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Communities Foundation of Texas at 5500 Caruth Haven Lane in Dallas. Potential supporters will be able to learn about local non-profits and then make charitable donations to those organizations as they choose. The Sandler-Kenner Foundation is using this opportunity to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and the importance of continued research.
“A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is life changing for sure,” says Dr. Echt. “But it doesn’t have to be a death sentence. With more sophisticated diagnostic tools at our disposal, we can change the prognosis for thousands of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.”
About Sandler-Kenner Foundation
Established in 2007, the Sandler-Kenner Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a focus on raising awareness of pancreatic cancer and improving survival rates by supporting advancement in the tools used to detect and diagnose the disease.
For more information about the Sandler-Kenner Foundation or to watch their video