Local Information

Atlanta, GA

Contact Laurie Davis
Affiliate Chair

“I feel strongly that it's my mission to be an advocate, a voice, because so many pancreatic cancer patients don't get the opportunity to do so. So many wonderful people have come into my life, whom I never would have met otherwise. It fills my heart with joy when new volunteers say ‘I want to become part of this group, and make a difference, like you are!’ Our affiliate has made an impact building awareness, fund raising, and equally important, creating a real community for survivors, families and friends.”

   - Maija, seven-year survivor and volunteer

Contact Laurie Davis, Affiliate Chair, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleLight Atlanta 2014 - Register today!
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
Atlanta Metropolitan State College - Easley Pavilion Conference Center
1630 Metropolitan Parkway, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313

PurpleStride Atlanta 2014 - Register today!
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014
Centennial Olympic Park
265 Park Avenue West N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313


Local Highlights

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Meet Your Atlanta Volunteers

These are the current Atlanta Core Volunteers at Leadership Training in Manhattan Beach, CA (April 2013).
From left to right: Helen West, Alicia Monday, Kelly Smith, Christine Sterne, Shante Nasir, Lynn Allen, and Catie Cole.

PurpleStride Atlanta 2013

PurpleStride Atlanta 2013 presented by Verde Taqueria was a huge success! We had more than 1,500 participants, 127 teams, and more than 150 volunteers join us on Saturday, November 9. Together we were able to raise $270,000 ($50,000 over our original goal!) for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

We'd like to thank our presenting sponsor, Verde Taqueria, whose continued support truly made an impact in the success of this event.

A special thank you goes out to the top individual fundraiser, 12-year-old Andrew Ladden, who raised more than $15,000 in honor of his grandfather. Thank you, Andrew!

To see race results, event photos, and an updated fundraising amount, please visit www.purplestride.org/atlanta.

PurpleLight Atlanta 2013

Atlanta went purple on October 27, 2013 for PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope. Family and friends of those touched by pancreatic cancer came together to gain both comfort and encouragement by illuminating purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud. Joined by nearly 20,000 participants in more than 80 communities across the country, this marked the largest participation in PurpleLight history and helped kick off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Photos will be posted at www.purplelight.org when they are available.


Volunteer

There are many ways you can support the local fight and join other friendly volunteers committed to fighting pancreatic cancer. Whether you have ten minutes or are looking for a more extensive commitment, we have a role for you. Our volunteers focus on several key areas: raising general awareness, media, education and outreach to healthcare professionals, advocacy and fundraising and awareness events. Learn more.

The Atlanta Affiliate is currently looking to fill the following roles:

Donor & Corporate Ambassador: identify, engage and solicit financial prospects including event teams, companies, institutions and individuals

Media Relations Chair: bring awareness about pancreatic cancer, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and the local afffiliate acitivites through outreach to the media.

To learn more about these positions, or the local effort in particular, please email Laurie Davis at lldavis@pancanvolunteer.org.

Together, we can know it, fight it, and end it!

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