Our Why

For Cathy Scott

 
 

Ninety-one percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within five years of diagnosis.

That means only 9% will survive more than five years. But you probably already knew that, huh?

I’ve learned that the people who are most passionate about pancreatic cancer awareness are those who have been affected by it personally. You’ve watched a loved one battle this horrible disease. Maybe you know a friend of a friend who’s passed away. You want to talk about it because not enough people are. You want to change the dismal statistics. Trust me. I get it. And let me just say: I’m glad you’re here.

Declare Hope was founded in 2016 to honor my mother, Cathy K. Scott. Mom was a fighter. A tiny-but-mighty warrior. She lived with pancreatic cancer for over 15 years, a feat that is unheard of.

Her story inspires me daily, and my hope is that it will inspire so many others. I’ve made it my goal to share her story, honor her legacy, and help those who are facing the challenges only pancreatic cancer can bring.

Our vision for Declare Hope is to be a source of hope for families of pancreatic cancer patients by providing financial support and providing services that encourage a sense of community. We want to impact families in the ways that so many hopeful individuals impacted my family during our toughest time. I can’t think of a better way to honor mom’s legacy.

We thank you for giving your heart to our cause. We will change the future of pancreatic cancer. And, of course, we declare hope!

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Jacie Scott
Founder

 
Cathy Scott lived over 15 years with pancreatic cancer. She passed away in September 2009, but her legacy continues through Declare Hope.

Cathy Scott lived over 15 years with pancreatic cancer. She passed away in September 2009, but her legacy continues through Declare Hope.