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Senator Rubio Marks World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2016

Nov 17, 2016 | Blog

Hi, I’m United States Senator Marco Rubio.
Today I’m wearing purple to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day. This is a day to remember those we’ve lost to this disease, stand in solidarity with the families fighting it today, and commit to doing what’s necessary to ultimately beat this terrible cancer.
All of us know someone who has battled cancer. And of all the types of cancer, pancreatic cancer is by far the deadliest, with more than 90 percent of patients succumbing to it – including great Americans like Steve Jobs, creator of the iPhone, and Sally Ride, the first female astronaut in space.
There is federal research funding available specifically for pancreatic cancer.  However, we can and must do more.
So on this World Pancreatic Cancer Day, let’s come together to fight this disease, and raise awareness about how we can reduce our risks and detect it earlier.
We’re all “In It Together,” and there’s so much that can be done to make a difference.
Thank you.