National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

This year, an estimated 62,210 adults (32,970 men and 29,240 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.*

*American Cancer Society

We believe the current statistics are NOT acceptable.

We too have lost loved ones to this devastating disease. Together, we can take a stand against pancreatic cancer.

The NPCF Mission.

The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (NPCF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009. We provide unwavering support to patients touched by pancreatic cancer. We work to provide a longer and better quality of life, to people affected by pancreatic cancer.

Through our volunteers, we provide an opportunity to care for those afflicted by this devastating disease. We help family members to find support and community while they join the fight.

Pancreatic Cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States. There is no known cure, however, there are new developments every day.

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NPCF Vision

Our vision is to preserve life, provide personal support, and assistance to people diagnosed or at high risk for pancreatic cancer.

Whether you are in need of patient advocacy, education, or direct financial assistance, we are here to support you.

The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is funded by donations only. Will you help us support more patients in thier fight?


Great Nonprofits recognized NPCF as one of the best non-profit organizations in the nation in 2021. We could not be more honored.

Thank you to everyone who shared their stories and those who continue to fight, be hopeful, and support the NPCF in our mission.


Meet The NPCF Team

Our dedicated staff has one goal: to provide the highest level of care to pancreatic cancer patients. With an emphasis on teamwork, our leaders help organize volunteers and events across the country to raise funds and advocate for Our Warriors

Rhonda Williams

Rhonda Williams

Founder/National Director

Rhonda has several years of nonprofit, and management experience. Rhonda has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources.


Trevor Williams

Director of Operations

Our Board of Directors

Matthew Hiddle National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Chair

Matthew Hiddle

Board Chair

Claudine Starbuck-Jaksch National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Board Secretary

Claudine Starbuck-Jaksch

Board Secretary

Kim Swaney National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Treasurer

Kim Swaney

Board Treasurer

Chris Parrish Headshot

Chris Parrish

Board Member


Tim Zeman

Board Member


Debbie Ellerton

Board Member


Elsie Sue

Therapy Dog

"The help we’ve received from NPCF has been a blessing at the hardest time in the life of me and my family. I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in January of 2017. I’ve gone through chemo and radiation and am now on chemo again. The disease is relentless on your body and the new normal is something you struggle to accept. The hardest part of having this disease is not being able to do “normal” things anymore, even something as simple as supporting my family. My treatments are just too hard on me to be able to work every day. Knowing that there is a foundation that is able to help us when we most need it is such a relief. Thank you for all that you do for us!"

Bryan Monahan

"My name is Wanda Lee I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June of this year. It has been so overwhelming and so scary. Having NPCF pay my rent is truly a blessing. I just want to say thank you and I want you to know that I appreciate you and all the donors that makes this help available to people like me."

Wanda Lee

"Words can’t Express how NPCF has helped me by paying my mortgage. After working for a company for 10 years another company took over and they let me go. NPCF approved me and paid two payments and I just got approved for two more. God bless them., and as soon as I get able to donate I will but my family will be. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Arnette Davis

Honorary Board Members

We remember those that have helped NPCF find its routes. Our honorary board members have made a lasting impact on our organization and on the pancreatic cancer community. Their legacy continues to help us grow and provide assistance to more families every year.

Judy Hatfield the inspiration for the National Pancratic Cancer Foundation

Judy Hatfield

Judy Hatfield fought a brave battle against pancreatic cancer from October 2004 to January 2010.
Rich Graff National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation Honorary Board Member

Rich Graff

Rich was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on September 13th, 2013 and he had the Whipple surgery.

Become A Volunteer Today

Volunteers power the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation's cause. We always need help organizing, event coordination, and spreading awareness to raise funds. This helps us to reach more people in need.

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Corporate Office

National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

1760 Centre St,

Suite A

Rapid City, SD 57703

Financial Assistance

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Your donations make it possible for the NPCF to support patients, their families, and researchers in their fight against pancreatic cancer.

Financial Reports

View our IRS Form 990 financial disclosures below.