RAPID CITY, S.D. – People who suffer from one of the most lethal forms of cancer have Sunday support from potable drinking consumers.
Dakota Point Brewing hosted an awareness and fundraising event for the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation on Sunday afternoon in Rapid City.
Pancreatic cancer only has a survival rate of 8% and is on track to become the number one cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
The costs of fighting pancreatic cancer can be staggering and put families at financial risk. The foundation helps to alleviate some of the financial burden.
"We have families who get pancreatic cancer and can not work because they are sick," said Rhonda Hatfield, founder of the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. "They lose a major income. So we really help them pay their mortgages, their electric bill, we help them put food on their desk while they're on treatment, so they can focus on their treatment and have less stress on the financial burden of pancreatic cancer ".
One dollar of each beer sold on Sunday went to the foundation, and people who do not drink beer can also make donations.
For more information about the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, visit npcf.us or call 800-859-6723.