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Important Dates 

Sept. 2nd, 2014 ~ Support Group ~ Amy (Caregiver)

Sept. 27th, 2014 ~ NS PC Awareness Walk/Run/Bike

Sept. 27th, 2014 ~ Cold Lake, Alberta Awareness Walk

Sept. 27th, 2014 ~ Nfld. PC Awareness Walk

Oct. 7th, 2014 ~ Support Group ~ Pharmacist

Oct. 25th, 2014 ~ PEI PC Awareness Walk

Nov. 1st, 2014 ~ NB Awareness Walk

Nov. 4th, 2014 ~ Support Group

Nov. 2014 ~ Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Nov. 8th, 2014 ~ Light up the Lake - 5km Run

Nov. 15th, 2014 ~ Parade of Lights!

Dec. 2nd, 2014 ~ Support Group

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Recent Video

Support Group Guest Speakers:

Moamen Bydoun on indentifying therapeutic targets in pancreatic cancer:

Neemat Sobhani on Nautural Food Products and Health:

Dr. Scott Hurton on Pancreatic Cancer care research in Nova Scotia:

Debbie Matheson on being a caregiver:

Dr. Mark Walsh on Pancreatic Cancer "How are we doing and where are we going?"

Celine Burlock on how to find peace:

Roy Ellis talks about grief and loss:

Rob Rutledge talks about the mind-body-spirit connection:

Timothy Walker talks about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction:

Dr. Colin MacLeod talks about naturopathic medicine and cancer:

Dr. Daniel Rayson talks about pancreatic cancer:

Reverend David McGinley talks about spirituality and cancer:

Media

Tuesday
Mar132012

Craig's Cause produces Canada's first Pancreatic Cancer Commercial

March 13, 2012

Craig's Cause Raises Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer in Canada

(Halifax) ­ Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is increasing awareness of pancreatic cancer with its release of the first pancreatic cancer awareness commercial in Canada. The commercial features four survivors of the disease, which is expected to take the lives of 3,900 Canadians this year.

"Year after year, pancreatic cancer remains under-publicized and yet it has the highest fatality rate of all cancers," said Craig's Cause founder Stefanie Condon-Oldrieve. "The first step toward beating this disease is awareness. With this commercial, we're trying to take that step."

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012. Between four and six per cent of those patients will survive five years beyond diagnosis, compared to 62 per cent of all cancer patients.  Yet, annually, pancreatic cancer receives less than 0.8 per cent of all cancer research funding in Canada.

"I am fortunate enough to have won my battle with pancreatic cancer," said Kelly Power, one of the pancreatic cancer survivors featured in the commercial. "But thousands of Canadians will not be as fortunate and I am so proud to be part of something that will finally bring to light the battles we've faced."

The commercial is being sent to broadcasters nationally and is also available for viewing on YouTube. 

Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society was founded in 2006 in memory of Craig Schurman Condon, who lost his life to pancreatic cancer eight weeks after diagnosis. Its mission is to provide information and support to those with pancreatic cancer and their families, to create awareness of the disease and to raise research funds leading to earlier detection, better treatments and better quality of life for patients. For more information, please visit http://www.craigscause.ca.
 

Monday
Jul182011

2011 Maritime Bike Tour Newspaper Articles

Halifax~
1) Chronicle Herald~ Memory of father drives cyclist Halifax woman joins five-day Craig’s Cause trip to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer
2) Metro News ~ Twenty-one cyclists, six days, one path to inspiration ~ August 2nd, 2011
3) Running Like Her Life Depends on it ~
3) Radio Talk Shows ~

Kentville~
1)

Fredericton~
1) Daily Gleaner~ Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Reporter Adam Bowie
2) Triathalon New Brunswick ~ July 2011

Saint John~
1) Telegraph Journal ~ Women Pushes for Support Group

Moncton~
Sadly, No coverage

PEI~
1) CBC Island News (TV)~ Sarah Fraser ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSpPCG71wLM&feature=related
2) Radio Interview ~
3) The Guardian ~ July 2011

 Cape Breton~
1) Radio Interviews ~CBC Information Session~

http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningcb/2011/07/29/craigs-cause/
2) Cape Breton's Go and Do ~ July 29th, 2011 

Antigonish~
1) Bike Tour Bringing Awareness to Pancreatic Cancer ~ July 2011
 

 

Tuesday
Jan182011

Maritime Bike Tour 2010

Please follow the links to news articles posted online. If the article is offline, click the link to the PDF of the articles.

*The Daily Gleaner* Article Fredericton July 21, 2010 by Alexandra Davis - Link to the article. Link to the PDF.

*Cape Breton Post* BIKE TOUR SETS ITS SIGHTS ON RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT PANCREATIC CANCER July 26, 2010 by Laura Jean Grant - Link to the article. Link to the PDF.

*The Daily Gleaner* Article Fredericton July 27, 2010 by Adam Bowie - Link to the article. Link to the PDF. Deadly | Little warning for fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in Canada

*The Kings County Advertiser* Article Kentville July 28, 2010 by Sara Keddy - Link to the article. Link to the PDF. Cycling for pancreatic cancer

*The Telegraph Journal* Article Saint John July 28, 2010 by Mary-Ellen Saunders - Link to the article. Link to the PDF. Cyclists scheduled to arrive at Saint John Regional Hospital

*The Guardian* Article PEI July 31, 2010 by Jim Day - Link to the article. Link to the PDF. Cancer survivor spreads message of hope through bike tour

*myKawartha.com* Article July 28, 2010 by Barbara-Ann MacEachern Link to the article. Link to the PDF. First-time tri-athlete pushes to raise money and awarenss for pancreatic cancer .

*The Southern Gazette* Article August 3, 2010 by Paul Herridge. Link to the article. Link to the PDF. Marystown native using first triathlon to raise funds for pancreatic cancer .

*Cape Breton Post* Cycling for Pancreatic Cancer August 3, 2010 - Link to the photograph. Link to the PDF.

*Vital Signs - QEII Foundation* Craig's Cause Innaugral Maritime Bike Tour Raises Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer August , 2010 - Link to the article.

*The Southern Gazette* Article September 29, 2009 by Paul Herridge. Link to the article. Link to the PDF. Provincial branch of Craigs Cause launched.



Tuesday
Jan182011

Daughter Creates Website after Cancer Claims Father

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Woman Launches Bike Tour in Memory of Dad

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Bike tour for cancer raises $10,000 Craig's Cause held in memory of 61-year-old

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Bike tour for cancer raises $10,000 Craig's Cause held in memory of 61-year-old

Lewis Novack, 14, whose grandfather died recently from pancreatic cancer, was one of about 100 Craig's Cause riders. (Darrell Oake photo)

It sneaks up on 3,500 Canadians a year. Just 100 of those Canadians will survive a diagnosis.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

New website for pancreatic cancer

KATE WATSON
Halifax News Net

When Stefanie Condon-Oldreive's 63-year-old father, Craig Condon, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2006, she did what most people in this day and age would do - she sat down at her computer and Googled the disease.

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