Local Information

Nashville, TN

Contact Gwynne Lundy
or Lisa Fair Email
Co-Affiliate Coordinators

Nashville Affiliate Sponsored by:


 “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 Gwynne Lundy, , to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleLight Nashville
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014
Metro Historic Courthouse
1 Public Square
Nashville, TN 37201

PurpleStride Nashville
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Public Square Park
1 Public Square
Nashville, TN 37201

Local Highlights

Nashville Attends Leadership Training

From March 22-24, 2012, Nashville's core volunteer roles made their way to Chicago to participate in Community Outreach Leadership Training.  There, they met with other volunteers from across the country to network and continue to make the necessary strides to fight pancreatic cancer. It was a great event filled with great ideas and goals for the new year!

From left to right: Dane Estok, Laura Miller, Kelly Sims, Kim Graham, Gwynne Lundy, and Jacqueline Starnes

Thank You Nashville Survivors!

The local affiliate would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to a few volunteers who have dedicated their time and efforts to the local cause.  These survivors work very closely with the affiliate and we would like to extend a sincere Thank You!

Thank you to Ryland Hoskins, Mary Maddox, Robert Adwell and Joe Whitney.

Night of Hope Nashville

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Night of Hope Nashville!

From volunteers, to survivors to the medical community, we had a great turnout!

Dr. Jordan Berlin, Clinical Director, GI Oncology Program at Vanderbilt University
Dr. Michael VanSaun, 2010 Grant Recipient

PurpleStride Nashville 2012 Presented by Aetna

This inagural event took place in the heart of downtown Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame Park. There were activities for children such as carnival games and a face painter as well as a band providing entertainment after the event for all participants. The opening ceremonies had guest speakers including Founder, Pamela Acosta Marquardt, as well as Dr. Jordan Berlin.

This 5K timed run/walk has brought in a total of over $78,000 with over 600 participants in attendence.


Team Aetna

PurpleLight Nashville 2013

Nashville 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.


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.

We are currently looking to fill the following roles

  • Community Engagement Chair - The Community Engagement Chair leads the effort to create awareness about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, our Patient & Liaison Services (PALS) program in the local community.
  • Sponsorship Ambassador - The Sponsorship Ambassador works with the affiliate to prospect, cultivate and steward sponsorship and corporate team opportunities to benefit affiliate fundraising events.
  • Donor & Corporate Ambassador - The Donor & Corporate Ambassador works with the affiliate to fundraise through the identification, engagement and solicitation of prospective supporters in the local community.


To learn more about these positions, or the local effort in particular, please email Gwynne Lundy at glundy@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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