National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation hosts chili cookoff

The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation hosts chili cookoff fundraiser at Dakota Point Brewery.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — This year marks the fourth annual Chili Cookoff at Dakota Point Brewery for the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

To support pancreatic cancer patients, visit npcf.us. Photo Date: Nov. 4, 2018.

To support pancreatic cancer patients, visit npcf.us.

The event is one of many that are hosted by the foundation around the country to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer and raise money for research.

The reason for these events, Rhonda Williams, founder of the NPCF, says, “[There’s] no early detection for it, and we just try to raise more awareness. I lost a family member in 2010 from pancreatic cancer, so I started the foundation in 2009. So I’ve been doing this for 13 years. We’re just trying to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer and share with everyone signs, symptoms and and raise funds.”

The foundation helps patients and families through direct financial assistance to pay rent and bills.

They also provide educational assistance, help with patient advocacy, and conduct research.

Events like this can raise thousands of dollars for these programs, but the actual dollar amount isn’t too important, because anything helps and the real goal is to raise awareness.

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month and the foundation will be hosting many more events nationwide.

The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation also has a website where you can read more about what the foundation does and donate to help fund the various programs that they offer.

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