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Atlanta, GA

Contact Kelly Smith
Affiliate Coordinator

“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 Kelly Smith, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
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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.


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 role:

-Sponsorship Chair: The Sponsorship Chair works with the Community Outreach Events Manager or Specialist, other Headquarters staff and affiliate volunteers to prospect, cultivate and steward corporate supporters to benefit affiliate fundraising events.

To learn more about this position, or the local effort in particular, please email Kelly Smith at ksmith@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s tax identification number is # 33-0841281.

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