Pancreatic Patients, Clinicians Create "Wall of Inspiration" January 20

Those fighting pancreatic disease tie ribbons with personal messages to wall

WHAT:

Methodist Dallas is creating a “Wall of Inspiration,” covered in hundreds of purple ribbons, to honor all those who fight pancreatic disease. This includes patients, physicians, nurses, and loved ones.

The first ribbons will be hung during a ceremony Tuesday, January 20, at 3:00 p.m. The temporary wall will remain up through Saturday to allow others to come and hang their own ribbons. After that time the ribbons and messages will be preserved, to honor those who created them.

“Go Purple for Pancreas” commemorates the recent designation of Methodist Dallas Medical Center as the First in the Nation to have a pancreatic surgery certification by the Joint Commission, and the First in Texas to have a pancreatic cancer certification.

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 3 p.m.

WHERE:

Dallas Methodist Medical Center – Folsom Fitness Center lawn
262 West Greenbriar Lane
Dallas, TX 75203

Video/Interview
Opportunities:

Patients and their families hanging purple ribbons on the Wall of Inspiration; Nurses and physicians hanging ribbons alongside their patients; Methodist physicians discussing why pancreatic disease and cancer treatments are so difficult.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Contact: Chris Hawes
chrisHawes@mhd.com
469.834.7100