“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.”
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St. Leoâ€™s Knights of Columbus
The Omaha Affiliate accepted donations for kolaches (Czech pastry) in May and raised over $900!
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Nebraska Advocates Meet with Members of Congress
Sue Wright, of the Omaha Affiliate, and her four children (DJ, Joe, Scott and Brianna), joined forces with Jerry and Douglas Varner of Lincoln, NE and Cheryl and Natalie Bottolfson of Crofton, NE at the 5th Annual Advocacy Day on June 14. While in Washington, D.C., the group met with U.S. Senators Ben Nelson and Mike Johanns as well as Representative Lee Terry regarding the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act (S. 362/H.R. 733).
We are proud to announce that Rep. Terry became a co-sponsor of the Bill the very next day! Please visit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Action Center to send a thank you message to Rep. Terry.
Omaha Advocacy Coordinator, Sue Wright, with her four children.
PurpleStride Omaha 2013
Purplestride Omaha was a huge success! The event had more than 1,300 participants and raised over $182,000. Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, and took a stride with us to help fight pancreatic cancer!
Omaha came together to honor, inspire and remember all those affected by pancreatic cancer at PurpleLight on October 26, 2014. Survivors, family and friends illuminated purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud, helping to light the night purple. Omaha was joined by thousands of participants at more than 45 PurpleLight events across the country, bringing solidarity, comfort and hope to the pancreatic cancer community.
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.
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.