PMP PALS

PMP Pals has hope for you!

Carmel, CA   |  www.pmppals.net

Mission

PMP Pals is the world's oldest global volunteer-run organization that gives hope to patients and caregivers fighting Appendix Cancer, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP), and related peritoneal surface malignancies. Our mission is to provide information and support, with a focus on finding treatment, through our many free programs. If you or someone you know is affected by this rare cancer, please contact us today at [email protected] so we can provide HOPE to YOU!

Ruling year info

2015

President

Chris Piekarski

Vice-president

Adele Jasion

Main address

225 Crossroads Blvd Suite 390

Carmel, CA 93923 USA

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EIN

47-3524658

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Pal Mentors

For patients and caregivers, chosen with consideration of your diagnosis and demographics, no matter where you are in your journey

Population(s) Served
Adults

Get answers to your clinical questions from retired pediatric surgeon and PMP survivor Arthur

Population(s) Served
Adults

Pals from around the world send you cards after surgery, during a challenging time, or to celebrate a survival anniversary

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our oldest program that sends you a teddy bear with hospital gown-inspired attire when you need some additional support. Patients love having a Bare Bottom Bear with them when they are recovering from surgery.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provides a wealth of information; you can register for HOPE ZOOM every week, visit the HOPE ZOOM video library with specialist presentations, use our Find a Surgeon map, access our support programs, and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pmppalsnetwork/
and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pmp_pals/

Also, PMP Pals is a sponsor of the PMP Support Group on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/PMPAppendixCancerSupportGroup/ where patients and caregivers interact.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A weekly moderated online meeting with other patients and caregivers. This is a lively exchange of information about treatments, recovery after surgery, chemo side effects, diet, and other topics of interest. Most importantly, we encourage and support each other. Register at the Pals website or Facebook page.

Population(s) Served
Adults

For those new to PMP Pals, we send several small items that can come in handy, such as hand sanitizer, wipes, and a notebook to track appointments and other information. This is one way we welcome you to our network of patients and caregivers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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PMP PALS

Board of directors
as of 3/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Piekarski

Chris Piekarski

President

Adele Jasion

Vice-president

Libby McMahon

Treasurer

Charmaine Skillman

Secretary

Mark McMahon

Board member

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable