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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

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with a rare pancreatic cancer known as Stage 4 Neuroendocrine Carcinoma with two large liver tumors. It was a shock to our whole family financially and emotionally. The hospital bills so far are $18,000.00. NPCF has been a wonderful blessing to us in our time of need.

Thank you!!!!!!! God bless each of you!!!!!!!

Karlan Zarley

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about a 8 months before I contacted this charity. He had to quit working due to treatment and pain level. He is only 37 and we have 3 children at home. We were fortunate enough for him to get approved for disability but that is just not enough to be able to pay all of the bills and the new medical bills plus feed our family. I am so grateful for this charity. They made the application process easy and their response time is quick. I even had an issue with my mortgage company misplacing a payment that was made and they worked with me to get it corrected. I cannot say enough great things about them. This time in my life is extremely stressful and it is charity organizations like this that bring a little bright light into our life.

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.