Local Information

Indianapolis, IN

Contact LaKeisha Thomas
Regional Affiliate Manager

“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 LaKeisha Thomas, Regional Affiliate Manager, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleLight Indianapolis 2014
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
Indiana War Memorial - Soldiers & Sailors Monument
1 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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PurpleLight Indianapolis 2013

Indianapolis 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.

PurpleStride Indianapolis 2014

Purplestride Indianapolis was a great success! The 5K run and family-friendly walk took place at IUPUI Wood Fountain. The event raised more than $121,000. 

Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, and took a stride with us to help fight pancreatic cancer! For more information on this vent, visit www.purplestride.org/indianapolis


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.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, or about the local effort, please email LaKeisha Thomas at mailto:sfletcher@pancanvolunteer.org.

We are looking to fill the following volunteer position in Indianapolis:

  • Affiliate Chair - The Affiliate Chair leads the affiliate and other core role leaders, while serving as a liaison between local volunteers and staff at our National office.
  • Volunteer Chair -  The Volunteer Chair will recruit new people to volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Indianapolis

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

© 2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

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.