Mindy Kaling Delivers Hope with Haute-Couture for Pancreatic Cancer

Actress Auctions Clothing to Support the Pancreatic Cancer Action
Network

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To continue the success of World
Pancreatic Cancer Day
, Mindy Kaling, star of the hit Hulu original
comedy series The Mindy Project, is auctioning
an outfit
on eBay to benefit the Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network
.


All proceeds from the auction
will support the organization in memory of Kaling’s mother Swati
Roysicar, who passed away from the disease in 2012.

“This is my contribution toward changing the future for pancreatic
cancer patients. It’s a heartbreaking disease, I know first-hand. It’s
the least I can do during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.”

Pancreatic cancer surpassed breast cancer this year to become the
third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The disease is
the deadliest major cancer with a five-year survival rate of just 8
percent.

“We’re so appreciative of Mindy’s continuous support,” said Katie
Seccombe, manager of community partnerships for the Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network
. “Her voice is extremely important in raising
global awareness about this disease. Her support will help us reach our
goal to double survival by 2020.”

Now live on eBay
until Nov. 27, the auction currently features a dress Mindy wore during
an appearance with Conan O’Brien. Check out more of Mindy’s
fashionable moments during season five of The Mindy Project
currently streaming on Hulu.

Learn more about pancreatic cancer and how to support the cause this
month at pancan.org/wagehope.

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Instagram
and Facebook.

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and Facebook.

About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the global leader accelerating
the pace of research progress for one of the world’s deadliest cancers.
With an urgent mission to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer
patients and double survival by 2020, the organization, founded in 1999,
executes a bold and comprehensive strategy to Wage Hope through
research, patient services, advocacy and community engagement. The
organization’s visionary goals, world-class programs and services,
extensive grassroots network, patient-focused outcomes and advisory
board of scientific and medical leaders, provide the critical backdrop
to help pancreatic cancer patients today and create transformational
change for all patients in the future.

Contacts

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Cara Martinez
Senior
Manager, Public Relations
Direct: 310-706-3357
cmartinez@pancan.org