Our very own Janelle Shannon LICSW at Brightside Behavioral Health was diagnosed January 4th, 2019 with Stage 3 Pancreatic cancer. With the survival rate of only 9% last year and 10% in 2020, Janelle was lucky to survive. Janelle wants to spread the word about the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer and has begun counseling those who are going through all types of cancer and those who care for their loved ones.
Facts about Pancreatic Cancer:
- It is said that 1,257 people worldwide will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and an estimated 1,184 will die from the disease every day.
- Pancreatic Cancer has the LOWEST SURVIVAL RATE of all Major cancers.
- 2020 projected survival rate is now only 10%.
It’s important to know that we are not fully aware of all the risk factors but research is showing:
- Being overweight
- Having a family history
- Chronic Pancreatitis
Knowing the symptoms can save lives, listen to your body. Don’t ignore the warning signs!
- Yellow Skin or Eyes
- Loss of Appetite
- Mid-Back Pain
- Abdominal Pain
- Unexplained Weight Loss
- New-onset Diabetes
- Change in Stool
Will you join Brightside Behavioral Health and Janelle Shannon in the fight to end Pancreatic Cancer? Will you join us on May 3rd, 2020 to walk in the PurpleStride?
When you join the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease. Your fundraising and participation directly funds efforts to help patients and families. Come out and stride with us at our 1.5 mile family-friendly walk!
EVENT DAY SCHEDULE
- 8 a.m. Registration
- 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
The Opening Ceremonies highlight why it’s crucial to take action in this fight, from the words of a survivor or special guest.
- 10 a.m. 1.5 Mile Walk Begins
- 10:45 a.m. Closing Ceremonies
Goddard Memorial Park
1095 Ives Rd.