Jockeys Raise Awareness For Pancreatic Cancer


Pat Smullen

Jockeys from coast to coast riding Thursday will wear purple arm bands emblazoned with “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness” in honor of World Pancreatic Cancer Day, which hopes to bring greater attention, awareness and better outcomes to this deadly disease.

“We have encouraged the jockeys to take part and support this important cause to bring attention and awareness to pancreatic cancer, its symptoms and risks and the urgent need for researchfor earlier detection” said Terry Meyocks, President and CEO of the Jockeys’ Guild.

“With world-renowned jockey Patrick Smullen diagnosed earlier this year with pancreatic cancer, we wanted to support him by joining this cause to spread the word and take part in thisimportant day,” said John Velazquez, co-chairman of the Jockeys’ Guild.


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