For the 16th consecutive year, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator – the highest possible ranking from the leading nonprofit evaluator.

Approximately 40 percent of all nonprofits evaluated by Charity Navigator receive the group’s coveted four-star rating. However, only .23 percent, or a total of 21 organizations out of the more than 9,000 rated, have received this rating with the same consistency as PanCAN, according to a representative from Charity Navigator.

“As an organization, we know our generous donors trust us to be responsible with their gifts and we are committed to transparency in how we steward those funds in our mission to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients,” said Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA, president and CEO of PanCAN.

“Receiving a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for the 16th year in a row as a testament to our team’s hard work and accountability is a tremendous honor.”

Money raised each year enables PanCAN to fund research and provide critical patient programs and services, including its Know Your Tumor® precision medicine service, the Patient Registry, Research Grants Program and Clinical Trial Finder.

Charity Navigator evaluates nonprofit organizations using an objective, data-driven approach, analyzing a company’s financial health as well as accountability and transparency. Detailed metrics are available for public viewing on Charity Navigator’s website.

A four-star rating identifies an organization that exceeds industry standards in these areas and outperforms most charities in its cause. The rating is designed to provide a reliable, third-party assessment of an organization to potential donors.

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