On August 16th, the family of Aretha Franklin confirmed that the 18-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter died of pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. Croixstone leaders Mark and Patti Weber each lost a parent to pancreatic cancer, and both actively volunteer with the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to increase awareness of the disease and raise money for research. Maureen O’Boyle of WBTV (Charlotte’s CBS Affiliate) recently interviewed Mark about his passion to rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer. Read the interview here.
Although pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., most people know little about the disease. Croixstone Consulting is a huge supporter of the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. So why does Croixstone passionately fight to rewrite the future of this disease? Patti Weber lost her father in 2005 to pancreatic cancer, and Mark Weber lost his mother to the same disease in 2012. We invite you, your friends and loved ones to join us at PurpleStride Charlotte, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, on September 15 in Uptown Charlotte. Join our team here.
The Croixstone team enjoyed welcoming WBTV’s Maureen O’Boyle (Anchor/Reporter) to our loft today. We enjoyed working with Maureen for a photo and video session to promote PurpleStride Charlotte 2017…the walk/run to end pancreatic cancer hosted by the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) on September 9.
Croixstone’s Founder and Managing Partner, Mark Weber, serves as a volunteer Media Relations Chair for PanCAN. Patti Weber, Croixstone’s Chief Experience Officer, volunteers as Teams Ambassador for PurpleStride Charlotte.
Today is Global Running Day…a great day for you to make plans to join the Croixstone Consulting team at PurpleStride Charlotte 2017 hosted by the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on Saturday, September 9. Croixstone is a proud gold sponsor of Purplestride…the walk to end pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is the world’s toughest cancer with a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent in the United States. It is the third leading cause of cancer-death in the USA and demands urgent action to save lives. Mark Weber, Croixstone’s founder and Managing Partner, lost his mother to this deadly disease in 2012 and serves as the Media Relations Chair (volunteer role) for the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Patti Weber, Croixstone’s Chief Experience Officer, lost her father to pancreatic cancer in 2005 and volunteers as Teams Ambassador for the Charlotte Affiliate’s annual PurpleStride event.
Learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network here.
Visit PurpleStride Charlotte on the web here.
Make a donation or join the Croixstone Crew PurpleStride Team here.
Congratulations to Croixstone Consulting’s Chief Experience Officer, Patti Weber, who this week successfully completed the Harvard Business School Club of Charlotte’s “Management Development Program“.
The Management Development Program, a “mini MBA” style course taught at Queens University, is a favorite with Charlotte-based corporations and is taught entirely by Harvard Business School alumni to program participants. The course offers rising executives the chance to study business one night a week for 13 weeks with a roster of some of the most prominent CEO’s, Presidents and Managing Partners in the Charlotte region.
In addition to participation by Croixstone Consulting, this year’s Harvard program included leaders from companies including: Bank of North Carolina, SYNOPTICS Northrup Grumman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Carolinas Medical Center, Schaeffler Group, ScentAir Technologies, Continental Tire, Snyder’s-Lance, Duke Energy, Carolina Cat, EnPro Industries, Skookum, National Gypsum Company, Ridgemont Equity Partners, Coats North America and more.
Patti completed the Harvard program to supplement her more than 20 years experience in helping global Fortune 500 companies and top-ranked public education schools implement forward-thinking and “game-changing” initiatives. Her background includes diverse business experience in the technology consulting (Accenture) and workforce solutions (Kelly Services) industries.
As an active community leader, Patti is a Partner with Social Venture Partners Charlotte and serves on the group’s Education Committee. Additionally, she serves as a volunteer Math Tutor at Charlotte’s Sedgefield Elementary School with Heart Math Tutoring and as PurpleStride Charlotte Teams Ambassador with the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Did you know that more people die from pancreatic cancer than breast cancer in the U.S.?
The Croixstone Consulting team is joining forces with the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in shifting from pink to purple this November in support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and World Pancreatic Cancer Day, taking place on November 17.
Only 8 percent of Americans with pancreatic cancer survive 5 years or more. In 2010, after seeing too little progress in pancreatic cancer survival in over a half century, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network put a stake in the ground with a bold and aggressive goal to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020. With the help of the Charlotte region, the U.S. will see purple this November and move one step closer to doubling survival by 2020.
Croixstone founder Mark Weber lost his mother to pancreatic cancer in 2013 and serves as the Media Relations Chair for the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Croixstone’s Chief Experience Officer, Patti Weber, lost her father to pancreatic cancer in 2005 and provides leadership as Teams Ambassador for PurpleStride Charlotte, the Charlotte Affiliate’s signature fundraising event (5K timed-run and family-friendly walk).
Join us in the fight against pancreatic cancer and learn more about how you can #WageHope here.