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Western Kentucky

Contact Carol Foreman
Community Representative

“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 Carol Foreman, Community Representative, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleLight Western Kentucky 2014
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
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Local Highlights

PurpleLight Western Kentucky 2013

Paducah 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.

Community Representatives Bring Awareness

The Paducah Community Represenative has been on the move!  Recently, local volunteers hosted awareness tables at various health fairs, distributed PALS packets throughout the community, and represented the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at Kentucky Oaks Mall during a speech with the "Mall Walkers." We also recently partnered with The Kentucky Cancer Program to tape an educational segment on pancreatic cancer and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - more information coming soon!
Community Representative Carol Foreman (right) and another volunteer raising awareness about pancreatic cancer at a local health fair

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Kentucky Advocates Meeting with Senator Mitch McConnell Advocacy Day 2013

Outreach at McCracken County High School for November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Advocacy Day 2013 Western Kentucky Advocates meeting with Congressman Ed Whitfield on Capitol Hill

Advocates on Capitol Hill Advocacy Day 2013

Volunteers hosting an Education & Outreach Table for the "Senior Day Out" Health Fair in Paducah,KY

Lourdes Hospital in Paducah KY Shines Purple for November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month


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.

To learn more about the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Carol Foreman at cforeman@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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