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There are few more powerful forces for national change than passionate advocates gathering on Capitol Hill to speak in one voice...especially when those advocates include our youngest supporters. Here, we share a few of their stories.

Think volunteer leadership roles are only for the "grown-ups"?
Think again! Ben Schecter was 14 when he stepped up. Three years later, he reflects on what he's learned from the experience. Read more.
Going the Extra Mile with Clever Fundraising Ideas
We share stories of six girls – ages 8 to 17 – who've come up with unique events and ideas to raise money for the cause. Learn more.
Who will unlock the pancreatic cancer mystery?
The teenage daughter of a pancreatic cancer researcher tells us why she wants to follow in her mother's footsteps. Read more.
Raising Awareness When
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Youth bring much-needed awareness to the second-leading cause of cancer death in creative, unique and personal ways. Read more.
Top PurpleStride Fundraisers Speak Out
Signature events are taking place in many communities, and these young PurpleStride team members share some keys to their success.
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