Norcross-based online school joins in fight against pancreatic cancer.
NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is National Pancreatic Cancer Month and "Ashworthy Causes", Ashworth College's (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu) community service initiative, will be doing its part to raise awareness by participating in PurpleStride Atlanta.
The Georgia based online school will be sponsoring a team for the 2011 5K run/walk which kicks off at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, November 19. The event is sponsored by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
"Ashworth takes great pride in its efforts to give back to the local community," said Cerise Lake, Ashworth's Human Resource Administrator. "It's a great opportunity to spend time with co-workers, meet new people, and give back to the community at the same time."
Awareness in pancreatic cancer has grown in recent months, due largely to Apple CEO Steve Jobs who recently ended an eight year battle with the disease. Less common than other cancers the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network states that rates are rising about 1% yearly and the survival rate remains at about 6%.
For those interested in supporting Team Ashworth, donations can be made at https://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=476091&lis=1&kntae476091=F9662629A57E47CE8BE0D7009C502CBD&supId=344327326&team=4901163.
Throughout the year, Ashworth makes a concentrated effort to support a number of worthwhile causes, including Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and March of Dimes.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide organization formed to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has grown into the only national organization fighting pancreatic cancer in a comprehensive way.
In addition to its fundraising initiatives, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network also provides patients and caregivers with reliable information to make informed decisions with their healthcare teams; and helps individuals and communities work together to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.
About Ashworth College
Ashworth College, a leading online school, has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth also offers military education online as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Norcross, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth High School is further accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu.
SOURCE Ashworth College