Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society was formed in 2006 after Craig Schurman Condon passed away, at the age of 63, 8 weeks from diagnosis.
Since its inception, this grassroots organization has grown into a national charitable society recognized for our national education and awareness campaigns and for supporting patients and caregivers. Additionally, with our fundraising efforts, we support pancreatic cancer researchers from all over Canada.
We are proud of our collaboration with international, national and provincial boards, health care organizations and facilities, health care professions, and a variety of other cancer organizations and research institutes.
These collaborations and our signature fundraising events have brought national media attention to our efforts and they have educated the general public about this devastating disease.
We are thrilled to announce that our partnerships and fundraising efforts have raised over $1,500,000.00 for awareness, education, support and research, impacting
Lastly, Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society has distinguished itself from so many other charitable organizations by maintaining our mission to donate 100% of all charitable donations to awareness, education, patient support and research.
Our operating budget and event costs are paid by the generous support of Corporate Sponsors. It is only with their support that we can
The operation of Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society, including both awareness campaigns and fundraising events, are made possible by volunteers, who generously donate their time and talents to ensure the success of the organization and the running of our events within our growing organization. In addition, our corporate sponsors and grants allow us to employ one part time staff. We feel that this success sets us apart from many other organizations, in terms of what we are able to raise and donate back.
About Craig Schurman Condon
Craig Schurman Condon was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and was raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Although his career took him to Ontario for a number of years, he remained a Nova Scotian at heart, eventually returning to Nova Scotia in 1987. He graduated from Electrical Engineering at UNB in 1965 and one year later he married my mother Donna Marie (Anderson) Condon. His career with Litton Systems Canada included many accomplishments, over 36 years, taking him both nationally and internationally. It was here that many lasting friendships were formed, which were of great value to him.
Craig's family and friends will always remember him as an avid outdoor enthusiast whose passion for a healthy lifestyle included such activities as cycling and boating, which brought much joy into his life. His talents extended into creating beautiful pieces of woodwork and landscaping his property. Lastly, he will always be remembered as a passionate Honda owner!! If he did not make a Honda owner out of you, he tried to!! Foremost in Craig's life were his family; wife Donna, daughter Stefanie, son-in-law Paul Condon-Oldreive and grandchildren Jessica and Lucas; extended family in New Glasgow and St. John.
Craig Schurman Condon (August, 2004 - 61 years of age)
This was the picture was taken during the RONA MS Bike Tour which is a pledge-based fundraising event, supporting individuals living with MS. Craig had just turned 61 years of age and his passion for cycling was quickly developing. Crossing the finish line was a very "proud moment" in his life, as one can tell by the smile on his face!!