(photo courtesy of the Pancare Foundation)

Open LMS, an Indianapolis-based learning systems provider, is partnering with Pancare Foundation, a nonprofit based in Australia that supports people affected by upper gastrointestinal cancers. As part of the pro-bono partnership, Open LMS says it will provide Pancare with its open-source learning platform for the foundation’s volunteer training program.

“By working together and providing Pancare volunteers with world-class onboarding and by boosting support for those with GI cancers, our teams have an opportunity to come together while building a profound legacy for Leanne,” said Open LMS Senior Director of Sales Liam Liddicoat.

The organization says the launch of the partnership comes near the two-year anniversary of the passing of Leanne Drummy after a short battle with stomach cancer. Drummy was a longest-serving employee at eCreators, which merged with Open LMS in 2020.

“Typically, volunteer programs can be very resource-intensive,” said Pancare’s Head of Operations Bernie Muscat. “However, this new volunteer training platform will enable Pancare Foundation to free up resources and onboard our volunteers as quickly as possible so they can commence their invaluable contribution to the Foundation.”

Stomach cancer is an upper GI cancer that the organization says often goes undiagnosed in the early stages. The foundation says the partnership will help it provide additional support for those suffering from GI cancers.