December 7, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK BOARD MEMBER CYNTHIA STROUM
SWORN IN TODAY AS UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG
EL SEGUNDO, CA – (December 7, 2009) – Today, Cynthia Stroum, founding chair emeritus of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Board of Directors, was sworn in as United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
“On behalf of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, I congratulate Cynthia and wish her well in her new role as United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,” stated Julie Fleshman, president and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. “Cynthia has been a strong supporter of our organization since its inception in 1999 as founding Chairman of the Board of Directors. We are grateful for her passion and dedication to the organization and the pancreatic cancer community.”
In a September 12th press release announcing his latest nominees, including Ms. Stroum, President Obama said, "This impressive group of individuals brings tremendous experience in their respective fields and a dedication to serving this country, here at home and around the world. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
Ms. Stroum will continue supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to increase private and federal funding to advance pancreatic cancer research in memory of her father, who died in 2001 from the disease.
To learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network visit www.pancan.org.
About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization raises money for direct private funding of research—and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding of medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network fills the void of information and options by giving patients and caregivers reliable, personalized information they need to make informed decisions. We create a sense of hope and community so no one has to face pancreatic cancer alone. The organization helps support individuals and communities all across the country work together to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.
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