7 Days In May was founded in 2012 to increase awareness about pancreatic cancer and to raise funds to help find a cure for this deadly affliction. The statistics are staggering: 95% of those diagnosed will die within 5 years. 75% of patients will die within the first year following diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer related death in Canada and, sadly, it is on track to move to the second leading cause in the next 5 years. Survival rates have not improved in the last 40 years.