EnerGel-X® Pens Named the "Violet Pen of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network" Pentel® introduces products to kick off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentel of America, Ltd. and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network® have joined forces to increase awareness and raise funds to support research and advocacy to fight pancreatic cancer.

November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Pentel is pleased to announce products that directly contribute funding back to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Pentel's violet EnerGel-X pens have been named the "Violet Pen of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network" which is appropriate, since purple is the color of pancreatic cancer awareness.

All packs and dozen boxes of violet EnerGel-X liquid gel pens now prominently feature the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network logo and Vision of Progress to double the pancreatic cancer survival rate by 2020. For each package sold, Pentel will donate 5¢ to the organization. Plus, Pentel will be donating violet EnerGel-X pens to the organization for use during training seminars and community outreach events.

"Pancreatic cancer has the lowest five-year survival rate of all major cancers at just 6 percent and 73 percent of patients will die in the first year of diagnosis," states Donna DeDario, Director of Corporate and Community Relations at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. "We've been able to make a huge impact over the past decade, but there's still so much to be done. Efforts of companies like Pentel of America not only help us fund much-needed research, but also increase awareness of the disease."

"The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a wonderful organization and we wanted to shed light on their efforts to fight this disease," says Pentel's Director of Marketing, Ilene Albert-Nelson. "The energy and emotion expressed by the organization's volunteers is inspiring and infectious. We couldn't help but get involved and hope that violet pen lovers across the country will join us is fighting pancreatic cancer."

Violet EnerGel-X pens can be purchased through major office supply retailers and dealers and online at Pentel.com. You can learn more by visiting the company's web site or find them on Facebook®, Instagram®, Twitter® and Pinterest®.

About Pentel of America
Pentel of America is a division of Pentel Company, Ltd., which has been producing the world's favorite writing instruments for over half a century.  Pentel is committed to quality, is known for innovation and is responsible for the development of many of the writing instruments in use around the world today.  Pentel developed the Sign Pen®, the world's first acrylic fiber tipped pen; Pentel Arts®, high-quality arts and crafts supplies; Recycology™, an eco-friendly line of writing instruments; and Super Hi-Polymer® lead - the #1 selling lead refill in the United States.  Pentel of America is based in Torrance, California.
For more information, visit www.pentel.com.

About Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative—The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. Together, we can know, fight and end pancreatic cancer by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research, and advocate for dedicated federal research to advance early diagnostics, better treatments and increase chances of survival. To learn more, visit www.pancan.org.

Contact: Jason Cole
Digital Marketing Manager
Pentel of America
909.975.2261
jcole@pentel.com

SOURCE Pentel of America



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