The Keep Smiling Foundation is a foundation that raises awareness for Pancreatic Cancer in honor of my father Michael Ammazzalorso who we lost 3 years ago. We raise awareness with his motto to always Keep Smiling and Keep Fighting through all the tough times in life. 
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God Bless,
Andrew Ammazzalorso
CEO and Founder of The Keep Smiling Foundation
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Some sobering facts about Pancreatic Cancer:
  • In 2018 an estimated 55,440 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the U.S., and over 44,330 will die from pancreatic cancer.
  • Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States surpassing breast cancer. It is expected to become the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in the US by the year 2020, surpassing colorectal cancer.
  • Pancreatic cancer is one of the few cancers for which survival has not improved substantially over nearly 40 years.
  • Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. 74% of all patients die within the first year of diagnosis.
  • The 5-year relative survival rate for people diagnosed at all stages of this disease is 8%. However, the 5-year survival rate for people diagnosed at an earlier stage with local disease is 32%.
  • Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer death largely because there are no detection tools to diagnose the disease in its early stages when surgical removal of the tumor is still possible.

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Proceeds from all sales of Keep Smiling Apparel will go directly to the foundation with hopes of working towards increased research and development on treatment!

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