Richards Industries is pleased to be a GOLD sponsor at this year’s PurpleStride event in Cincinnati on September 29th, 2018 at Sawyer Point.
“We are aware of the ominous statistics for those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and we are resolute in our commitment to fight this awful disease and help achieve the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Vision of Progress to double the survival rate by 2020,” explained Bill Metz, V.P. of Operations. “We appreciate the participation of our employees and the community at large for joining us in the fight. Together, we will make a difference.”
About Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Donations raised at PurpleStride events fund research, personalized support for patients and advocacy efforts to increase federal pancreatic cancer research dollars.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. They are determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival by 2020.
The five-year survival rate has increased three percentage points since 2014 and is now 9 percent. Those three percentage points represent approximately 1,600 mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, sisters, brothers, colleagues and friends.