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Local Information

Las Vegas, NV

Contact Rebecca Shanahan
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 Rebecca Shanahan, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

The Las Vegas Sign Turns Purple
Friday, Nov 21, 2014
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Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
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PurpleStride Las Vegas 2015 - Register Today!
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015
The Green at Town Square Las Vegas
6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Local Highlights

PurpleLight Las Vegas 2014

Las Vegas 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. Las Vegas 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.


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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, please email Rebecca Shanahan at

We are looking to fill the following volunteer positions in Las Vegas:

Community Engagement Chair: The Community Engagement Chair works with the Regional Affiliate Manager/ Specialist and other National Office staff to engage the local community by bringing pancreatic cancer awareness to the public and directing those recently impacted to PALS and the Survivor Caregiver Network.

Media Relations Chair: The Media Relations Chair works with the Public Relations Manager or Specialist and other National Office staff to create awareness about pancreatic cancer, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Affiliate activities in the local community through media and social media outreach.

Sponsorship Ambassador: The Sponsorship Ambassador works with the DCA and other affiliate volunteers to prospect, solicit and steward prospective corporate and community sponsors for the affiliate.

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

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