Announcing Our Partnership with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Pancreatic cancer affects tens of thousands each year, from Little Free Library’s late founder and staff family members to current supreme court justices and members of U.S. Congress. That is why in 2020, as we continue to promote literacy through book access throughout the world, we are also grateful and thrilled to announce our partnership with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network!

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) accelerates progress against pancreatic cancer and improves patient outcomes through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, and advocacy. Founded in 1999, PanCAN’s total projected research investment is $105 million, including its Research Grants Program and leading-edge clinical initiatives. PanCAN’s advocacy helped boost National Cancer Institute funding for pancreatic cancer by 900% since its founding, and their Patient Services programs have offered support and vital resources to more than 243,000 patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

PanCAN’s impact is amplified due to a nationwide network of grassroots support and volunteers, and we’re happy to join that network by offering a special PanCAN-branded Little Free Library book-sharing box and support sign! Our initial goal is to raise $5,000 for PanCAN during the next year, but we hope to exceed that! We are also excited that this partnership will help maximize the mission of both of our organizations.

How Can You Participate?

Bring book-sharing to your community and contribute to PanCAN with the purchase of the official Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Two Story Gable Little Free Library, designed with PanCAN’s colors and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Support Sign. Little Free Library will donate $50 to PanCAN for each library purchased.

If you’re already the steward of a library, you can support this initiative by adding the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Support Sign to your own library or post! Little Free Library will donate $15 to PanCAN for each sign purchased.

For those that purchase the PanCAN little library or support sign, we’d love to see it once it’s installed! Add it to our Little Free Library world map, then share a photo using #LFLpanCAN on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! 

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