The John E. Sabga Foundation started in Trinidad and Tobago and plans to expand globally. Our primary focus is accelerating the race for an early detection test for pancreatic cancer and ultimately aid in finding a cure. The foundation honors John Sabga who died at the age of 56 in January 2017 after a valiant 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer. We — his family, friends and colleagues — honor his memory and bravery by forging forward on a relentless journey to help in the global fight. By raising funds, we will help develop specific research studies and clinical trials that will assist in finding the answers to eradicate this devastating disease.
The J.E.S Foundation will also focus on pancreatic cancer education and support in Trinidad and Tobago in an effort to wage hope for those suffering from this disease.
The annual mortality rate per 100,000 people from pancreatic cancer in Trinidad and Tobago has increased 545% since 1990.
The annual years of healthy life lost is 141.6 years per 100,000 people in Trinidad.
This is not only a challenge for the people of Trinidad and Tobago, but a challenge for the world. Help us make the difference, this is Our World we have to make it Our Fight.
The John E. Sabga Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at TGen is leading a worldwide effort to find the cure for pancreatic cancer by supporting the research and clinical trials led by Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff at TGen.