Why leave gift in your Will?

Thank you so much for considering leaving a gift in our Will to Pancreatic Cancer Action to help our work with pancreatic cancer. We receive no government funding and our work is only achievable by donations made by people like you.

Pancreatic cancer is the 5th biggest cause of cancer death in the UK, however, it is set to become the 4th biggest by 2026 as other cancers’ survival rates continue to improve. The survival statistics for pancreatic cancer have not changed markedly in nearly 50 years, with less than 7% surviving 5 years. 

Pancreatic Cancer Action was formed out of a desperate need to give more attention to this disease, which has been neglected for far too long. Founded by a pancreatic cancer survivor, Ali Stunt, who proves early diagnosis is achievable and survival is possible, our mission is to increase survival rates of pancreatic cancer by ensuring more people are diagnosed early and in time for surgery – currently the only potential for a cure – and improve the quality of life for patients. 

Ali Stunt was just 41 years old when her symptoms started. She had mid-back pain which radiated to the front, pain on eating, a change in bowel habit and was losing weight without trying. 

Ali was misdiagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion and gallstones – which are all seemingly common misdiagnoses of the disease. After being told to wait 6-8 weeks for a scan Ali was fortunate enough to be seen privately and was quickly diagnosed with a 5cm cancerous mass on her pancreas which was luckily caught in time for surgery.

Ali is now a 11-year survivor, something which around only 1% of patients achieve. 

By leaving a gift in your Will, no matter what size, you will be playing an important part in ensuring that future generations survive pancreatic cancer.

£500 Could help us fund a researcher for 1 day
£1,000 Could help us host and provide information about pancreatic cancer signs and symptoms to 300 people who attend our Occupational Health Talks
£5,000 Could help us develop and maintain e-learning modules for medical professionals
£10,000 Could fund research into new ways of diagnosing pancreatic cancer
£40,000 Could fund a national public awareness advertising campaign

Make your free Will today! 

Please contact Lucy de’Lemos on 0303 040 1770 ext2 or email legacy@panact.org if you would like to speak to someone about leaving a gift in your Will.