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Tempur-Pedic North America, LLC, the leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of premium mattresses and pillows worldwide, continues to serve as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s leading corporate champion. With a total financial impact of more than $2.1 million to date, Tempur-Pedic raises awareness and maximizes financial support for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by providing its retailers and customers with ways to join the fight against pancreatic cancer.

In its latest show of support, Tempur-Pedic funded an inaugural $1 million Research Acceleration Network (RAN) Grant. RAN Grants provide funding and strategic project management support to a research project with the potential to double the survival of pancreatic cancer by 2020. One RAN grant provides $1 million in funding over a one-to-three year period for a multi-institutional team project. The projects consist of at least two co-principal investigators from distinct institutions and include a clinical component with an endpoint goal oriented to improving detection or treatment of pancreatic cancer. The funding of this grant completes Tempur-Pedic’s support of the entire suite of grant mechanisms available.

In support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, Tempur-Pedic invites consumers to take an in-store Rest Test at participating retailers, and in turn Tempur-Pedic donates $10 for each Rest Test to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, up to a maximum $250,000 total donation. For more information about this year’s Rest Test campaign, click here.

“We are well aware of the ominous statistics for those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but we are resolute in our commitment to fight this awful disease and help achieve the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Vision of Progress to double the survival rate by 2020,” explained Rick Anderson, President of Tempur-Pedic North America, LLC. “We appreciate the participation of our retailers and the community at large for joining us in the fight. Together, we will make a difference.”

From the bottom of our hearts, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network thanks Tempur-Pedic and its dedicated retailers for all they do to help eradicate pancreatic cancer.

Donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network through the Tempur-Pedic Hugs Back Campaign

Click here to learn more about the Tempur-Pedic Hugs Back campaign.