Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
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Crabtree Marriott
4500 Marriott Dr
Raleigh, NC 27612

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 Wendy Knoll                              919-268-3638


Maryann Wahmann  
Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network 

Hotel Information:

Make your room reservation using this direct link:

Click here to reserve a room

You must book by February 28, 2020 to receive the event discount price of $139.00.

Alternately, individuals may call the hotel's toll-free reservation line- 1-800-MARRIOTT to make their own reservations. To receive the event discounted price of $139.00 you must state that you are attending the NEUROENDOCRINE CANCER AWARENESS NETWORK event by February 28, 2020.

------------------------------------------------- What is Neuroendocrine Cancer?

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) is the umbrella term for a group of unusual, often slow- growing cancers, which arise from neuroendocrine cells found throughout the body. For years this group of cancers was identified as a specific disease called carcinoid. This term is being replaced in medical literature by the term NETs.

Here are things you may not know about this disease:


Carcinoid /NET cancers are known to affect over 175,000 patients in the United States.
12,000 people are diagnosed annually.
Initially, over 90% of all Carcinoid/ NET patients are incorrectly diagnosed and treated for the wrong disease.
Average time from initial onset of symptoms to proper diagnosis exceeds five years.
Many patients go untreated for years and have been told they have another disease. However, due to the generosity and selfless effort of many people, progress IS being made!

If the tumors are found early and you get proper treatment, you can live a long life. There are many 20 year survivors living in the USA. Failure to diagnose the disease and provide proper treatment, however, has the most serious consequence.

Why Contribute to NCAN?

To better reflect the community we serve, CCAN is now NCAN- a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in 2004. Our Mission is to intensify awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancer including Carcinoid. NCAN provides information and support to NET patients / caregivers via e-mail, our web site, and toll free phone. The phone line, answered by a patient or caregiver at all times, is open 7 days a week 9 am – 9 pm EST, 365 days a year! We want you to know the person on the other end of the phone understands first-hand about the disease. We’ve also sent several thousand free information packets on request. We provide support groups with information, awareness items and financial support.

NCAN has produced nearly 75 conferences both national and regional around the country. These events have been beneficial for thousands of patients and their families. With these conferences, we keep patients up-to-date on information impacting the decisions made regarding their care, including new diagnostics and treatments available and upcoming. NET CARE a division of NCAN has started educating medical professionals now as well.

 NCAN has been a proud member of The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society since 2006, providing funding and support. Maryann Wahmann had served on the NANETS advisory board since 2009 through 2016,  also served  on the advisory board of The Healing NET Foundation. Serve on The SPORE advisory council since 2012.

What's with the Zebra?

Did you ever wonder where the Zebra mascot got started, or those stuffed zebras and zebra bracelets came from? They were designed by CCAN back in 2003. You can say we were "The Original ZEBRA". It describes NET patients well because no two zebra's stripes are the same and NO two NET Cancer patients are the same. The other reason is that in medical school students are taught when hearing hoof beats think horses not zebras. In other words, look for the common not the uncommon or rare. Since then over 450,000 bracelets have been distributed. We also distribute other awareness items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, tote bags, rulers, lapel pins, x-mas ornaments and car magnets.

Together we can beat neuroendocrine cancer!


NCAN presents the 2020 Zebra Gala

“Havana Stripes”

An Elegant Cuban Night 

Zebra Gala 2020 Zebra n flowers

 Thank you for helping to raise awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancer

This year's event:

 Saturday, March 21st, 2020 @ 6:30pm


Crabtree Marriott 4500 Marriott Dr Raleigh NC

How to dress:

Formal Cuban inspired wear.
Think resort formal, no tie required.


 Celebrate  life with patients, friends   and family, meet new friends, reunite   with old friends, eat a Cuban inspired   meal, drink unlimited beer and wine, bid   on one of a kind items on the silent auction,   buy a ticket for the 50/50 raffle and   dance the night away!


 Raise money for a worthy cause. 

2019 Great Nonprofits Sign

NCAN's ultimate goal is improving the lives of thousands who suffer from Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Cancer (NET). Since 2004 it has been our passion to educate and support the NET community by raising awareness of neuroendocrine cancer, providing support for caregivers and people with NETs, and funding NET cancer research.

You are helping to achieve that goal tonight. Money you raise goes directly to programs that assist NET patients, such as our NET Cancer Hotline, Patient Conferences, Support Groups and free information packs.


  Zebra Gala 2020 Flora It's a night you can't miss!

$120 for tickets 

Purchase a table: $1000 seats up to 10 people. Includes ability to name your table and special recognition on the program.

            2020 Zebra Gala Photo Booth

          Zebra Gala 2020 Last years crowd    Zebra Gala 2020 Silent Auction Donors

            Zebra Gala 2020 team Wendy