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PanCan Announces Golf Outing to Raise Funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Detroit, MI, July 16, 2008 --( Team HOPE, the Detroit affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), will hold its second annual “Links for a Cure” golf event to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. The event will take place on August 25 at the exclusive Tam O’Shanter Country Club in West Bloomfield beginning at 9 a.m.

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, yet it is the most under-funded, under-recognized and least-studied of the leading cancer killers. Currently, less than 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s federal research funding is allocated to pancreatic cancer. In 2008, an estimated 37,680 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 34,290 will die from the disease.

Recently, the disease has received national attention when Carnegie Mellon Professor Dr. Randy Pausch, who has pancreatic cancer, created an Internet sensation with his “Last Lecture,” reflecting on life lessons.

The “Links for a Cure” golf tournament costs $295 per golfer or $1180 per foursome. Registration for just dinner costs $75 per person. Entry fees include 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch on the course, a cocktail reception and strolling dinner. In addition to live and silent auctions, there will be a brief program at dinner.

Online registration is available at For additional information on participating or sponsorship opportunities, contact event chair Amy Ruckle at

Established in 1999, PanCAN is the first national patient-based advocacy organization specifically focused on pancreatic cancer. PanCAN funds medical research grants to find causes, treatments, and eventually a cure for pancreatic cancer. Team HOPE Detroit was started in February 2007, as a Detroit affiliate of PanCAN. Team HOPE is a network of volunteers who work to educate their communities about pancreatic cancer, creating awareness about the disease and PanCAN.

For more information about PanCAN and Team HOPE Detroit’s mission check out their website at

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