The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research is focused on finding a cure for pancreatic cancer and empowering the patients and families whose lives are touched by this disease. Founded in 1997, the foundation funds groundbreaking scientific research, provides patient education and support, and sustains hope that this cancer will be eradicated once and for all.

When the Hirshberg Foundation first set out on this extraordinary journey to fight pancreatic cancer, we made a promise that still holds true; we would be relentless and we would never give up! There are countless reasons why each of us has remained committed to see this fight through, whether it’s on behalf of a loved one, because we don’t want to see other families suffer, or because you want to live in a world that is cancer free. We all have something in common, we are passionate about winning the fight against pancreatic cancer and we are committed to championing patients and family deeply impacted by this disease. 

For 20 years we’ve remained dedicated to families, friends, survivors whose lives have been touched by this disease. Thanks to dedicated supporters, survivors, families, the medical and research community, the future looks promising. Together we are changing lives, making advances in research and offering hope to the community!

Our Achievements:
  • Raised more than $22.5 million dollars for pancreatic cancer research and education.
  • Provided support and guidance to thousands of patients and their families.
  • Awarded 78 Seed Grants to new investigators and expanded the program to 34 medical research institutions in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Granted over $1 million dollars in financial assistance to patients.
  • Presented the Agi Hirshberg Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer at UCLA since 2002 for patients, caregivers and families.
  • Hosted more than 60 fundraising events across the country to raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer.