Somerset Patriots To Host Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day

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BRIDGEWATER–The Somerset Patriots professional baseball team will team up with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to host a night of fundraising and awareness at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, July 18, for their 5:05 p.m. game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, yet receives less least amount of funding among leading cancer killers.  Over 42,000 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009 and over 35,000 died.

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will be selling tickets to the event, with the proceeds benefiting their organization and its efforts in advancing research, supporting patients, and creating hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.  Throughout the game fans will be able to visit their information table to learn more about the disease and find out how they can help.

“We are excited to partner with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to create awareness, raise funds, and to support their on-going efforts in assisting those affected by pancreatic cancer,” said Patrick McVerry, president and general manager of the Somerset Patriots.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization raises money for direct private funding of research—and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding of medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

For information about the organization, to participate in the special event, or to make a donation please contact Nicole Trella at ntrella@pancanvolunteer.org or visit their website at www.pancan.org/newjersey (click on the Awareness Day Link).


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