From day one, the Jo-Ann Danzis Foundation has included in its mission advancing pancreatic cancer research. Since 2017, we have been raising funds for the cutting-edge research of Dr. Angela Alistar, a nationally-renown pancreatic cancer researcher and Director of GI Medical Oncology at Morristown Medical Center’s Simon Cancer Center. In an effort to “do more good”, the Foundation has narrowed its view with a new mission focusing solely on pancreatic cancer: To Advance Pancreatic Cancer Research and Awareness through Charitable Giving.

Our fundraisers include the annual Cork & Fork for a Cause each fall, along with other events as planned. We’ve paired this with increasing awareness through lecture sponsorship and educational outreach online and in schools.

Please come join us and help move the needle towards a cure for the world’s deadliest cancer….you, can make a difference.


Why We Need You To Volunteer

2nd Leading Cause

Pancreatic Cancer is expected to be the 2nd leading cause of all cancer-related deaths in 2020.


No effective early detection tools.

Highest Mortality Rate

Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. For all stages combined, 90% of Pancreatic Cancer patients will die within the five years of diagnosis-only 10% will survive more than five years.

Slow Improvement

Pancreatic Cancer is one of the few cancers for which survival has not improved substantially over more than 40 years.

Lack of Awareness

Poor public knowledge regarding the disease.

volunteers needed

Please consider helping us spread awareness and increase research through fundraising.  You can reach us by using this form or call 201-207-3493

Thank You…  

Volunteer Contact Form

Please fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly.

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