On World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD) this Thursday, Nov. 16, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) will be featured on various news outlets across the country.

Interviewees include PanCAN President & CEO, Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA, and countless volunteers who have worked diligently to secure interviews for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, World Pancreatic Cancer Day and PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer!

Make sure to tune-in to your local stations across the country to see anchors, volunteers and survivors in purple on WPCD, as well as the following interviews featuring Fleshman.

Thursday, Nov. 16, World Pancreatic Cancer Day

  • Good Morning America: 10 local volunteers and survivors will be in-studio wearing purple and supporting PanCAN! Some anchors will be wearing purple and the PanCAN Demand Better PSA will be shown.
  • PBS MetroFocus at 5, 7 and 11 p.m. EST: Fleshman will be in-studio, joined via Skype by Lisa Niemi Swayze, wife to the late Patrick Swayze. The duo will discuss the need for early detection and urge viewers to know the symptoms and risk factors associated with the disease.
  • CBS News at 3:15 p.m. EST: Fleshman and survivor Franco Juricic, Advocacy Chair for the New Jersey Affiliate, will discuss the role early detection played in his treatment journey and how being vigilant about the symptoms can improve survival.
  • i24 News at 9 p.m. EST: In this international segment, Fleshman and Juricic will spotlight the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, which Fleshman Chairs, as well as the symptoms and risk factors associated with pancreatic cancer.

And if you missed it, check-out this kick-off interview Fleshman did with KCBS/KCAL in Los Angeles as well as the new PanCAN Demand Better Public Service Announcement (PSA).