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Smart phones in every hand.  Social media everywhere.  The modern world has never been more connected and more informed. 

Yet when it comes to pancreatic cancer, most of us know little about the USA's third leading cause of cancer-related death. 

Three Charlotteans, each from families touched by pancreatic cancer, are determined to change the local story of awareness.  Charlotte Pancreatic Cancer Alliance was launched as a nonprofit community group in 2020 by three passionate change makers - Grace Lynch, Patti Weber, and Mark Weber. 

Charlotte Pancreatic Cancer Alliance does three things to amplify the voices of our region's pancreatic cancer community:

  • We build community and believe in the power of collaboration to fuel progress in fighting pancreatic cancer.

  • We share stories and use the power of storytelling to educate and inspire others to advocate for all those touched by pancreatic cancer. 

  • We create purple buzz by leveraging our expertise in media, public relations and social media to bring much needed local awareness to the pancreatic cancer cause. 

Charlotte Pancreatic Cancer Alliance is proud to be an active member of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition.


About Us
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The greater Charlotte region is host to one of the USA's most active pancreatic cancer communities. 

We encourage you to get to know the below organizations that are fueling progress in our community and beyond.

Kosten Foundation


Hosts a monthly virtual pancreatic cancer support group the second Saturday of every month.

Lustgarten Foundation


The largest private funder of the world's preeminent pancreatic cancer researchers.

Let's Win! Pancreatic Cancer


An online platform where doctors, scientists, patients & families share treatment info, experiences & learn of new pancreatic cancer research.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network


A leading nonprofit and funder of pancreatic cancer research with a vision to create a world in which all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive.

Levine Cancer Institute


The only multidisciplinary pancreatic cancer program designated as a National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) Center in the Charlotte region.

UNC Charlotte


Dr. Pinku Mukherjee's pancreatic cancer research lab is performing ground-breaking research on how the protein MUC-1, found on the surface of pancreatic cancer cells, plays a role in cancer signaling.




Grace Lynch

Mark Weber

Patti Weber

Grace fuels change for pancreatic cancer patients in memory of

her niece, Carmen Reyes.

Mark advocates for pancreatic cancer patients in honor of his mom, Shirley Weber, and his father-in-law, Jim Benson.

Patti brings awareness to the pancreatic cancer cause in memory of her dad, Jim Benson, and her mother-in-law, Shirley Weber.

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Do you know the function of your pancreas?

Do you know the common pancreatic cancer symptoms and risks?

Are you seeking ways to get involved in the pancreatic cancer movement?

Want to learn more about World Pancreatic Cancer Day?

Visit our Linktree for all the links you need in one helpful place.

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Our Address

One South at The Plaza

101 S. Tryon Street, Suite 2700

Charlotte, NC  28280

Contact Info

Tel: (704) 904-9874

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