A photo card and story highlight a special moment between a pancreatic cancer survivor and her daughter

It’s World Storytelling Day today, Wednesday, March 20. While today is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, it’s an appropriate time to recognize the importance of the written word, too.

For the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), our story began in 1999 and has continued for two decades, thanks to supporters who have generously contributed their time, talent and treasures to the cause.

As we commemorate two decades of working together to give pancreatic cancer patients and families more moments together – and more stories to share, we are eager to hear about the cherished memories you’ve shared with your loved ones.

Here are four ways to get into the storytelling mindset on World Storytelling Day and beyond:

  1. Are you a pancreatic cancer survivor? A caregiver of someone affected by the disease? A volunteer, researcher or donor? Share your story on our website and in doing so, inspire others.
  2. Share a moment that has mattered most to you and in doing so, be part of our Moments Matter year-long 20th anniversary commemoration. Simply download our card, add a photo and a story of your special moment, and share it on your social network using #MomentsMatter.
  3. Commit to attending a PanCAN volunteer affiliate meeting, a PurpleStride or another fundraiser in your community and sharing your story with the group.
  4. Capture favorite stories and photos in a journal or photo book. You can even consider gifting your collection to a loved one as a way to keep special memories and moments alive for future generations.
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