Friday, November 15, 2013
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – In recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Parish President Natalie Robottom presented a proclamation to Darlene and Gene Lindner as Advocacy Coordinators for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Darlene Lindner recently lost her sister to pancreatic cancer and advocates with other volunteers for the awareness of the disease through the Action Network.
November is designated as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month by officials around the country to bring awareness to this type of cancer and symptoms, while supporting patients currently battling the disease. Approximately 585 deaths caused by pancreatic cancer will occur in Louisiana this year alone. Although there is no proven way to prevent pancreatic cancer, quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight and choosing a healthy diet may help to reduce the risk. “During the month of November, please help raise awareness of the risks of pancreatic cancer and share tips that reduce its risks,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.
On Friday, November 16, St. John the Baptist Parish and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will be wearing purple to raise awareness about Pancreatic Cancer. For more information on the disease and ways to get involved, visit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s website at http://www.pancan.org/.