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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer

Mission: The mission of the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is to provide unwavering support to those afflicted or affected by pancreatic cancer through our four core programs, direct financial assistance, early detection research, patient advocacy and educational awareness.

Results: NPCF has assisted over 80 families across the United States with basic living costs while they were in treatment for pancreatic cancer. NPCF has funded early detection research for the last four years by funding the University of Colorado Foundation pancreatic cancer research department. NPCF and volunteers have held fundraisers all over the country to create more funding and awareness for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Target demographics: pancreatic cancer patients

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 30 families keep roofs over their heads, the electricity on and food on the table.

Geographic areas served: health

Programs: Direct financial assistance, patient advocacy, early detection research and educational awareness.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 52 year old father of 3 that was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. NPCF paid our mortgage for December 2016 and I am hoping they will pay for 6 months. I can't work due to meds and chemo, and this has been a great help for me. I am very grateful for the help they have given me.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I, Angela Gilchrist, have been diagnosed of pancreas cancer since 2014. I'm still fighting, I keep the faith because without that i wouldn't make it. I met all requirements and they blessed me too pay my bills so I would like to say thanks to the NPCF Foundation, it was a true blessing.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Don't throw your money away. Check how they spend their money (see their 990 IRS forms for free at charitynavigator.com.) Out of $317,000 they gave only $10,000 to research. The director supports herself with this foundation.

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Donor

Rating: 1

Review this charity's financials before donating. Most of the funds go to support the director's lifestyle, trips, car, and computer. This is a misleading foundation. Beware!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with PNETS, pancreatic cancer November of 2012 in an emergency room after becoming jaundice. I was immediately sent to palliative care and the insinuation was I had but days to live. My head was spinning. Other than being jaundice I felt fine. What a rollercoaster it has been. One of the best physicians and oncological surgeons right in my own backyard performed a 13 hour Whipple procedure and saved my life. Cancer has since metastasized but due to different combinations of chemotherapy I have had a. wonderful quality of life for over 3 .years. I recently moved to New Hampshire and am planning activities galore. NPCF has provided fantastic information and inspiration and emergency funding when times were most difficult. NPCF is a part of the quality of life my Doctors promised in the beginning. Thank you

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation has been a life saver! The foundations' ability to offer financial assistance to our family, allowing me to work reduced hours and be with my husband for his treatments, is the nicest thing to be a part of. Words can not describe the thankfulness I have. Even though maintaining some normalcy and trying to continue working are important, I have discovered that there is nothing more precious than time. I will never get back the time I am unable to spend with my husband, and have realized life is too short to miss these moments. Thanks again to an amazing organization!

Donna240

Client Served

Rating: 5

My friend was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer at 33 years old. He is the sole provider for his wife and 2 young children. As if it isn't devastating enough to get this diagnosis, but also factor in that he can no longer financially support his family. I have seen the physical and emotional pain he has been going through during this battle. As I searched and searched for resources for him and his family to just help them get by, provide a little relief, I kept hitting dead ends. Until I found the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. The kindness and support they have shown is beyond remarkable. They have been true angels! If there were more foundations like this, with the genuinely kind people running it - this world would be a much better place! I cannot say enough wonderful things about them.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about this foundation. I was so lucky that I found them, as I was on the verge of loosing our home and everything that we worked for all our life. It is so comforting to know that there are people out there that help out this great cause. I am so grateful, words just can even describe. My most sincere thanks to the NPCF.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got pancreatic cancer in July of 2014. As my cancer progressed and I went through chemo, I found that the co$t of co-pays for medications; for surgeries; for biopsies; and everything in general were exorbitant. I found myself pushed into poverty, and I became desperate for financial help.

Right then I found the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation! I couldn't believe that an organization existed, for ANY illness, much less pancreatic cancer, that would do so very much to help sufferers of this horrid disease - and just when I needed it most!

The Foundation, and Rhonda in particular, have always been very fair and absolutely prompt in responding to all of my requests and needs. Rhonda has gone out of her way to assist me on a number of occasions, for instance, in getting a payment out to a creditor on a schedule so that it is not late. I have received help in paying my rent in full for 6 months; and also gas and electric bills, and my phone bill.

It has been not just a pleasure but a delight to have the NPCF in my life. They have helped me more than I could ever imagine. And the impact of this help has significantly lowered my stress, fear, and worry level; enabling me to focus on healing, doing the many things that I had to do, to address pancreatic cancer.

The NPCF is one GREAT foundation! I will remember them and be grateful to them for the rest of my life. Truly, I give them the highest recommendation that a foundation of this kind can ever receive!

Thank you, NPCF!!

Client Served

Rating: 4

When I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2015 me and my family had been going threw some difficult moments, due to the fact my wife had suffered an accident earlier that year exactly on my birthday Feb. 6 that caused her severe brain trauma. My daughter has been helping me with my financial needs but she lost her job 2 years ago so she is limited in her help since she has a family of her own. At the beginning of my treatment she knew what came with all the treatments and she was asked if I had any financial difficulties and she responded to the question and thanks to her and to an amazing team in the MCGlinn cancer institution that provided us with your non profit organization, the case worker Lisa Capparella got all the documents needed to participate in this this non profit organization. And weather we get help or not I'm grateful for the opportunity given to me to work with many great people. People that take time to help those in need May God Bless you all and May this organization keep helping those in need.

Truly
Santos Casiano