Dear Editor,

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and I am proud to say that I ’Like the Fight’ against the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Others in our community are also volunteering to make a difference in the outcome for those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We are fighting alongside the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network whose mission is to advance research, support patients and create hope for all those affected by this devastating disease.

Eleven years ago I lost my mother to pancreatic cancer just 3 months year diagnosis. In addition I lost my grandfather to the disease. This being said I understand firsthand the urgent need to create hope for others and their loved ones. I volunteer as a Media Representative with Southern NJ Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and will be participating in PurpleStride NJ, a 5K walk and run on November 10 to honor my mother and those who have fought pancreatic cancer.

Sadly, pancreatic cancer still has a 5yr. survival rate of only 6%! It’s unacceptable in this day and age with so many medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer.

Join me, and ‘Like the Fight’. Please visit to take action today.

Together we can make a difference.

Adrienne E. Turner
Media Representative, Southern NJ Affiliate