June's Charity is Pancreatic Cancer Research

June's Charity is Pancreatic Cancer Research 1 June 2017

Each year around 9,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It's the fifth most common cause of cancer death

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund was founded in April 2004 by Maggie Blanks, following the death of her husband from the disease in May 2003.

Having discovered that survival rates for pancreatic cancer had only slightly improved in forty years and little research was being done, she was determined to encourage more research that dedicated specifically at the disease.

She felt the best way to do this was through a charity which would not only raise new funds for research but also be a voice for pancreatic cancer sufferers helping to ensure fair allocation of research funding and attention.

To date, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund has supported 40 research projects with grants totalling £6.2 million - all through fundraising and donations.