Thanks to all of those who supported us on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 for the 13th Annual Making a Difference for Dutch PMP/Appendix Cancer Walk & Pre-Dad’s Day 5K.
This event is held annually on Father’s Day weekend to raise awareness and create funding for education and research to find a cure for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) Cancer, commonly referred to as Appendix Cancer.
It was a beautiful day at Ridley Creek State Park for our annual fundraiser. Many patients, family and caregivers had a chance to meet and learn more about Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei treatment options, and help us cure Appendix Cancer and PMP.
What is Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP)? PMP has been and still is used to mean a number of different things. This has created much confusion for patients and physicians. Efforts are underway to better define PMP in the medical literature so that there is a better understanding of the term and communication between physicians and patients. Generally speaking, PMP is a rare condition characterized by the presence of mucin in the abdominal cavity. A number of types of tumors can cause PMP, but the most common cause is appendix cancer – including low grade mucinous neoplasms of the appendix.
You can impact PMP/Appendix Cancer Research and education by supporting us at this year’s event by:
- Registering and walking or running on Father’s Day
- Supporting someone who is walking or running
- Becoming a captain and forming a Fundraising Team
- Becoming a Walk Sponsor, T-Shirt Sponsor, or Mile Sponsor
- Sponsoring a Mile in “Honor of” or “Memory of” someone affected by PMP/Appendix Cancer.
The PMP Appendix Cancer Awareness Walk is an all-volunteer effort. All proceeds will benefit PMP/Appendix Cancer research and education through the ACPMP Research Foundation 501(c)3.
With your help, we can make a difference!!!
We hope you can join us next year on Father’s Day.