Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Sets New Record in Detroit Tigers Raffle

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All-time record for 50/50 raffle sales in a single game is broken on August 3. Funds to benefit pancreatic cancer research.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Together we made a difference for Pancreatic Cancer.

August 2nd and 3rd were two great nights in Detroit for Tigers fans and in the fight against pancreatic cancer. The Tigers hosted the Chicago White Sox and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network volunteers sold 50/50 raffle tickets.

“The raffle raised a combined total of $36,790 and set the single-game record in Tiger’s history," said Affiliate Coordinator Fran Czarnecki. "We are so grateful for the support from our volunteers and for everyone's generosity at the games. Together we made a difference for Pancreatic Cancer."

In 2013, more than 45,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and nearly 38,500 will die from the disease.

“Approximately 1,300 people in Michigan will be diagnosed this year," said Media Representative David Fuehrer. “The funds raised at the Tiger’s games will help in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Thank you to the Tiger's organization and its fans for their support."

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network provides personalized support for patients, their families and caregivers, as well as supports research that will hopefully lead to better treatment options to increase survival for pancreatic cancer patients.”

“The Tiger’s 50/50 raffle was a great success as we prepare for the Detroit Affiliates largest event of the year on September 29th. PurpleStride Detroit is meant as a day of hope and inspiration for people who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as well as a tribute to people who have passed away from this terrible disease," said Fran.

All those who would like to join the fight against pancreatic cancer are invited to attend the PurpleStride event. To register, visit To learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the Detroit Affiliate, visit

The Tiger’s won both games against the Chicago White Sox, 1 – 2 on Friday and 0 – 3 on Saturday.

About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative—The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. Together, we can know, fight and end pancreatic cancer by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research, and advocate for dedicated federal research to advance early diagnostics, better treatments and increase chances of survival.

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