Pancreatic Cancer Association of WNY 10-18-20

PCAWNY Executive Director Mary Ellen Smith says PCAWNY is holding there annual fundraising walk/family fun day Step It Up, virtually this year. And there are some changes–the event will run 3 weeks from November 1st through 21st and will have kids activities and competitions built into the virtual walk experience. Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cancer killer. The 5-year survival rate over the past 40 years has remained almost unchanged at 9%, while huge strides have been made in fighting other cancers. Early detection remains the key–but sadly pancreatic cancer is referred to as the silent killer because it’s hard to detect until its in the late stages.   The website is