Updates and Events

  • Tue
    18
    Oct
    2011

    Unveiling of Patrick’s wax figure at MADAME TUSSAUDS! Hollywood, CA

    10:00 amMadame Tussauds Hollywood

    The unveiling of Patricks wax figure at Madame Tussauds

    Patrick's statue will be unveiled.

  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2011

    Keynote Speaker at PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK’s Scientific Grantee Dinner

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2011

    EVENING OF THE STARS, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Annual Fundraising Gala

  • Sun
    30
    Oct
    2011

    PEOPLE MAGAZINE, featured article on stands!

  • Tue
    01
    Nov
    2011
    Wed
    30
    Nov
    2011

    NOVEMBER is PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.

  • Tue
    01
    Nov
    2011

    GREAT DAY HOUSTON” interview with Deborah Duncan airs.

    10:00 am
  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2011
  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2011
  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2011

    Keynote Speaker, TEXAS WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, Houston, TX

    “Live Fearlessly! Imagine your path to purpose and boldly transform.”
    Link

  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2011
  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2011

    Article in Culture Map Houston on Texas Women’s Conference.

  • Sun
    20
    Nov
    2011
  • Sun
    20
    Nov
    2011
  • Wed
    23
    Nov
    2011

    Speaker at Purple Light Vigil at Houston’s City Hall.

  • Fri
    09
    Dec
    2011

    Keynote Speaker, 6th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CACHEXIA CONFERENCE, Milan, Italy

  • Tue
    03
    Jan
    2012

    Lisa Niemi Swayze’s book, WORTH FIGHTING FOR is released on January 3, 2012!

    Worth Fighting For

  • Tue
    03
    Jan
    2012

    Lisa Niemi Swayze’s book, WORTH FIGHTING FOR is released on January 3, 2012!

    Worth Fighting ForGOOD MORNING AMERICA interview with Lisa. Link

    USA TODAY article out today.

    THE FRANK DECARO SHOW on Sirius-XM, 1:30-1:55 EST.

    BARNES & NOBLE book signing at  7 pm – 150 East 86th Street (between 3rd & 4th), NY, NY

  • Wed
    04
    Jan
    2012

    THE PAT KENNY SHOW, Fox Friends, THE ONCOLOGY SHOW, and SOMERSET MEDICAL CENTER

    THE FRANK DECARO SHOW on Sirius-XM, 1:30-1:55 EST.

    BARNES & NOBLE book signing at  7 pm – 150 East 86th Street (between 3rd & 4th), NY, NY

    January 4, 2012

    THE PAT KENNY SHOW, UK Radio at 7:oo – 7:20 EST / 12pm GMT

    FOX NEWS CHANNEL “Fox Friends” interview at 8:45 am.

    THE ONCOLOGY SHOW on Sirius-XM, 12pm – 12:30pm EST

    SOMERSET MEDICAL CENTER, speaking, Q & A, and book signing starting at  at 7pm, Bridgewater Manor, 1251 Route 202/206, Bridgewater, New Jersey

     

  • Thu
    05
    Jan
    2012

    BROADMINDED and THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW

    BROADMINDED on Sirius-XM Radio at 9:30am – 10:00am EST.

    THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, interview.

    Fly to Houston, TX.

  • Fri
    06
    Jan
    2012

    THE SCOTSMAN

    THE SCOTSMAN, newspaper interview. Link

    “INNERVIEWS WITH ERNIE MANOUSE”, for PBS.

     

  • Sat
    07
    Jan
    2012

    FOX AND FRIENDS , NEWS 92 FM, and BLUE WILLOW BOOKS

    FOX AND FRIENDS WEEKEND via satellite live at 9:20am EST.

    NEWS 92 FM Radio in Houston, TX.

    BLUE WILLOW BOOKS at the West Houston Community Center. Speaking, Q & A, and book signing starting at 3pm. Address: 725 Bateswood Dr., Suite 230, Houston TX 77079.

  • Mon
    09
    Jan
    2012

    ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, KTLA, E!, and EXTRA!

    ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE at 7:30am PST. Also airing again at 11am PST. Link

    MORNING NEWS KTLA, live at 9:08 am.

    E! ENTERTAINMENT, live at 11:30 PST.

    EXTRA! Interview with Mario Lopez at 7pm PST. Link

  • Tue
    10
    Jan
    2012

    BARNES AND NOBLE book signing and Q&A, 7pm at The Grove, West Hollywood, CA.

  • Thu
    12
    Jan
    2012

    PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK and KCBS 2

    PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK. Book Event at 6pm at headquarters, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA

    KCBS CHANNEL 2 interview w/ Suraya Fadel. Link

  • Thu
    12
    Jan
    2012

    PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK and KCBS 2

    PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK. Book Event at 6pm at headquarters, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA

    KCBS CHANNEL 2 interview w/ Suraya Fadel. Link

  • Fri
    13
    Jan
    2012

    TODAY SHOW Australia, KCBS 2, and EVERYDAY HEALTH

    TODAY SHOW Australia, on camera interview. Link

    KCBS Channel 2 News, interview with Suraya Fadel. Link

    EVERYDAY HEALTH interview w/ Allison Takeda. Link

  • Fri
    20
    Jan
    2012

    2UE NEWS TALK

    2UE NEWS TALK interview w/Tim Shaw. Link

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2012
    Sun
    29
    Jan
    2012

    GRAND-AM ROLEX 24

    GRAND-AM ROLEX 24 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. In the pit, supporting & cheering the team’s race for Texas Heart Institute, and Patrick Dempsey team for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

  • Tue
    31
    Jan
    2012

    METAPHYSICAL MINDS

    “METAPHYSICAL MINDS” Live interview w/Shay Parker, 4:00-6:00 pm PST/7:00-8:00 pm EST on CBS – New Sky Radio, in conjunction with OM TIMES MAGAZINE cover story.

  • Wed
    01
    Feb
    2012

    LADIES HOME JOURNAL and TODAY TONIGHT

    Makeup & HairFEBRUARY ISSUE – LADIES HOME JOURNAL. Featured article on stands in January.

    TODAY TONIGHT interview – taped Australia

  • Wed
    29
    Feb
    2012

    TODAY TONIGHT airs.

    TODAY TONIGHT airs. Link

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2012

    OM TIMES MAGAZINE

    OM TIMES MAGAZINE, cover story. Link

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2012

    Radio interview with Australia’s Afternoons with Moyd and Loretta.

    Radio interview with Australia’s Afternoons with Moyd and Loretta. Link

  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2012
    Wed
    14
    Mar
    2012

    NEWSTALK ZB BREAKFAST

    NEWSTALK ZB BREAKFAST, radio interview airs live in New Zealand, the 14th @ 7am (the 13th at 11am PST).

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2012
    Fri
    30
    Mar
    2012

    THE CIRCLE

    THE CIRCLE, live on-camera interview in Australia, Friday the 30th @ 10 am (Thurs. the 29th @ 4 pm PST). “The Circle” is Australia’s version of the US show “The View.” Link

  • Sat
    14
    Apr
    2012

    WOMEN’S HEALTH 360

    Speaking in San Jose @ WOMEN’S HEALTH 360, hosted by Good Samaritan Hospital. Saturday, April 21st at 8:30 am. @ San Jose Marriot, 301 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113. More info: 1-888-724-2362. This event is FREE!

  • Wed
    18
    Apr
    2012

    COMPLEXIONS

    6:30 pm, attending open rehearsal of COMPLEXIONS at 890 Broadway, NYC. Love this dance company!

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2012

    CBS THIS MORNING and PURPLE STRIDE

    Purple Mom & Daughter7:40 am, appearing on CBS THIS MORNING with hosts Rebecca Jarvis and Jeff Glor.

    PURPLE STRIDE Event in New York City! For more information/register, go HERE

  • Mon
    23
    Apr
    2012

    6:30 pm, attending the opening and celebration of GHOST THE MUSICAL on Broadway.

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2012

    DIRECTOR’S GUILD of AMERICA (DGA) POKER TOURNAMENT 2012

    DIRECTOR’S GUILD of AMERICA (DGA) POKER TOURNAMENT 2012. Sharpening up my poker skills! Proceeds support the  Director’s Guild Foundation that serves fellow members in need. It’s win/win tonight!

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2012

    SLOW DANCE IN MIDTOWN

    SLOW DANCE IN MIDTOWN. My amazing brother-in-law is performing in this powerful play at WhiteFire Theater in Sherman Oaks, CA. Extended Run! Link

  • Sun
    20
    May
    2012

    In Boston. For my awesome niece, goddaughter, and namesake, Lisa’s graduation from BOSTON UNIVERSITY!

  • Wed
    06
    Jun
    2012

    New Mexico, ahhh.

  • Tue
    12
    Jun
    2012

    Three Week Challenge to Victory

    June is our month as we work towards our all-important Advocacy Day in Washington DC. Make a stand with me, & participate in our Three Week Challenge to Victory, beginning June 12th. Link

  • Fri
    22
    Jun
    2012

    Interview w/ New York Times.

    Interview w/ New York Times. Link

  • Mon
    25
    Jun
    2012

    THE TODAY SHOW on NBC

    THE TODAY SHOW on NBC. Interview on air between 9 & 9:30am EST. Link

  • Mon
    25
    Jun
    2012

    THE TODAY SHOW, CNN, THE HILL, POLITICO, and HEADLINE NEWS

    THE TODAY SHOW on NBC. Interview on air between 9 & 9:30am EST. Link

    CNN Link

    Travel to Washington DC.

    THE HILL, Interview. Link

    POLITICO interview, along w/ Julie Fleshman, President of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Link

    HEADLINE NEWS interview, along w/ Julie Fleshman, President of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Link

  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2012

    6th ANNUAL PANCREATIC CANCER ADVOCACY DAY.

    DTV Link

    FOX NEWS Link

    6th ANNUAL PANCREATIC CANCER ADVOCACY DAY.We’re marching on Washington, Folks! And this one is important! Whether or not you make it all the way to DC, you can stand up & raise your voice in this passionate cause.

    1) REGISTRATION IS FULL! 6/1/12  – Link

    2) Make a stand. Participate in our Three Week Challenge to Victory, beginning June 12th. http://pancan.org/section_get_involved/advocate/advocacy_action_center.php.

    3) MAKE a NOISE in our NATIONAL CALL-IN on JUNE 26th!!! SIGN UP for this call: Link

    Thank you all for your beyond-appreciated participation.

  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2012

    6th ANNUAL PANCREATIC CANCER ADVOCACY DAY.

    DTV Link

    FOX NEWS Link

    6th ANNUAL PANCREATIC CANCER ADVOCACY DAY.We’re marching on Washington, Folks! And this one is important! Whether or not you make it all the way to DC, you can stand up & raise your voice in this passionate cause.

    1) REGISTRATION IS FULL! 6/1/12  – Link

    2) Make a stand. Participate in our Three Week Challenge to Victory, beginning June 12th. http://pancan.org/section_get_involved/advocate/advocacy_action_center.php.

    3) MAKE a NOISE in our NATIONAL CALL-IN on JUNE 26th!!! SIGN UP for this call: Link

    Thank you all for your beyond-appreciated participation.

  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2012

    6th ANNUAL PANCREATIC CANCER ADVOCACY DAY.

    At Purple Stride 4.21.2012

    Lauren Scala, and me at PurpleStride 4/21/2012

    DTV Link

    FOX NEWS Link

    6th ANNUAL PANCREATIC CANCER ADVOCACY DAY.We’re marching on Washington, Folks! And this one is important! Whether or not you make it all the way to DC, you can stand up & raise your voice in this passionate cause.

    1) REGISTRATION IS FULL! 6/1/12  – Link

    2) Make a stand. Participate in our Three Week Challenge to Victory, beginning June 12th. http://pancan.org/section_get_involved/advocate/advocacy_action_center.php.

    3) MAKE a NOISE in our NATIONAL CALL-IN on JUNE 26th!!! SIGN UP for this call: Link

    Thank you all for your beyond-appreciated participation.

  • Thu
    28
    Jun
    2012

    THE HILL

    THE HILL Link

  • Sun
    01
    Jul
    2012
    Tue
    31
    Jul
    2012

    Playing Hooky!

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2012

    Patrick's Birthday

  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2012

    FOX AND FRIENDS. Interview w/PanCan President & CEO Julie Fleshman

  • Wed
    12
    Sep
    2012

    WASHINGTON DC. A day on the Hill to lobby hard for our bill!

  • Fri
    14
    Sep
    2012

    Taking the day to honor him.

    Patrick Swayze 1992 © 1992 Joan Lauren

    My beautiful man. August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2012

    THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UNANIMOUSLY PASSED OUR BILL!!! ON TO THE SENATE FLOOR!

  • Thu
    20
    Sep
    2012

    Speaking at HOSPICE OF THE BLUEGRASS. 7:30 pm The Signature Club. Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Mon
    01
    Oct
    2012

    END OF LIFE SYMPOSIUM and CHICAGO IDEAS WEEK

    Speaking at END OF LIFE SYMPOSIUM. 5 pm Macon College, Macon, Georgia.

    Speaking at CHICAGO IDEAS WEEK. 7 – 8:30 pm at the Oriental Theater, Chicago, Illinois

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2012

    PURPLE STRIDE PHILADELPHIA

    Attending PURPLE STRIDE PHILADELPHIA

    Dinner w/ TeamHOPE, our runners for the NYC Marathon!

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2012

    Attending PURPLESTRIDE NEW JERSEY

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2012

    MICHAEL BOLTON CHARITIES. Reno, Nevada

    MICHAEL BOLTON CHARITIES. Reno, Nevada (maybe Michael will let me sing? Uh, maybe not).

  • Mon
    03
    Dec
    2012

    Receiving “SPIRIT OF HOPE AWARD,” the highest honor bestowed by Stanford Cancer Institute. Palo Alto, CA

  • Wed
    02
    Jan
    2013

    The "RECALCITRANT CANCER RESEARCH ACT" is SIGNED into LAW by PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!

     

    Victory! Congrats to all of us, & last but not least, to the people whose precious lives will benefit from this bill being passed!

    Congrats to all of us, & last but not least, to the people whose precious lives will benefit from this bill being passed!!!