Wishing Maggie Blanks a happy retirement
As the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Founder and CEO announces her retirement, our CEO Diana Jupp shares her thanks to Maggie, and her excitement for this next chapter in pancreatic cancer research.
It was with mixed emotions that I learnt of Maggie’s retirement. It has been both a privilege and a pleasure to work alongside Maggie and the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund community in our shared ambition to transform survival for pancreatic cancer through ground-breaking research.
Maggie has been a tour de force in the world of pancreatic cancer research for some 20 years, working tirelessly with PCRF’s dedicated supporters to raise a phenomenal amount of money for this important cause. The research that PCRF has funded over its lifetime has been pioneering and leaves an ongoing legacy that Maggie and everyone involved should be incredibly proud of.
There is still so much to do though, and I am delighted to be working closely with Maggie to ensure this legacy continues. I am hugely grateful for Maggie’s endorsement of our work, and would very much welcome any of the wonderful supporters of PCRF to join Pancreatic Cancer UK and continue funding research into this devastating disease.
We believe that research is reaching a pivotal stage where our understanding of pancreatic cancer is now more advanced than ever, and we are on the cusp of using this knowledge to achieve significant breakthroughs. Our new and ambitious research strategy continues the work of both charities, and will ultimately transform pancreatic cancer survival rates and the future for people affected by this devastating disease.
Thank you, Maggie, for all that you have done for pancreatic cancer research. We will continue the fight and wish you a very happy retirement!
If you’re a PCRF supporter and would like to find out how you can support Pancreatic Cancer UK, you can take a look at the Get involved section of our website. If you have any more questions about PCRF’s decision to wind down, you can email SupporterCarePCRF@pancreaticcancer.org.uk or call 020 3535 7090 to speak to one of the team.