The Suzanne Wright Foundation

THE SUZANNE WRIGHT FOUNDATION IS DEDICATED TO DRIVING URGENCY AND ACTION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PANCREATIC CANCER. 

Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers–91% of patients die. It is the only cancer that has not improved its survival rate since the United States declared “The War on Cancer” more than forty years ago.

Pancreatic cancer is a national emergency and requires the leadership, prioritization, and resources to match its mortality rate.

The improvement in survival rates for breast, colon, prostate, and other cancers demonstrates how the power of awareness and advocacy can drive research and save lives.

Our CodePurple campaign is inspired by Suzanne Wright and her fight against pancreatic cancer. During her lifetime, Suzanne championed the most vulnerable among us. After her diagnosis, she made it her mission to fight pancreatic cancer with that same determination.

CodePurple continues Suzanne’s enduring legacy as a fighter and advocate for the underserved.

CodePurple. Fight pancreatic cancer NOW!

Read Suzanne’s story.

OUR WORK
WILL:

Champion a new paradigm for federal funding, research, and regulatory review built on accountability and results.

Reallocate authority and funding for pancreatic cancer from the NCI to the CDC to handle the disease as a public health emergency.

Accelerate discovery of detection tools, better treatments, and ultimately, a cure for pancreatic cancer.

Grow the power, funding pool, and public support for the broader pancreatic cancer community.

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OUR
PEOPLE

Bob Wright

Bob Wright is the founder and chairman of The Suzanne Wright Foundation. He is the Former Vice Chairman of General Electric, Chairman of NBC Universal, and co-founder of Autism Speaks.

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Suzanne Wright

Suzanne Wright was a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable among us. She was the co-founder of Autism Speaks, a mother to three, and grandmother to six. The Suzanne Wright Foundation was founded in honor of her battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Liz Feld

Liz Feld is the President of The Suzanne Wright Foundation.

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