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

PurpleStride Las Vegas 2015 Kick-Off Party!
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
I Love Burgers at Town Square
6569 South Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 176
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Carson Kiwanis Pancreatic Cancer Research and Awareness Tournament
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014
Empire Ranch Golf Course
1429 Empire Ranch Rd
Carson City, NV 89701

North Las Vegas Century Bicycle Ride
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
Craig Ranch Regional Park
628 W. Craig Rd.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032

PurpleLight Las Vegas 2014 - Register Today
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
The Green @ The District at Green Valley Ranch
2240 Village Walk Dr
Henderson, NV 89052

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

Las Vegas volunteers raise awareness!

Volunteers and supporters of the Las Vegas Pancreatic Cancer Action Network team raise awareness during the Fourth of July Parade in Summerlin.

Nevada Volunteers at Advocacy Day 2012

Rebecca Shanahan of Las Vegas, Ginnie Jed of Lake Tahoe and Jeana and Billy Churchill of Las Vegas prepare for meetings with Members of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Las Vegas volunteers Billy and Jeana Churchill with Las Vegas Community Representative Rebecca Shanahan and Reno/Tahoe Community Representative Ginnie Jed at the sixth annual Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. June 2012.
Nevada volunteers outside Sen. Dean Heller's office in Washington, D.C.

PurpleLight Las Vegas 2013

Las Vegas 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.

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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 rshanahan@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

Education & Outreach Coordinator: Leads the effort to create awareness about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, our Patient & Liaison Services (PALS) program in the local community and within the healthcare professional community.

Media Representative: The Media Representative leads the effort to generate media interest in the local community about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, pancreatic cancer and affiliate events and awareness campaigns.

Sponsorship Chair: The Sponsorship Chair works with the affiliate to prospect, cultivate and steward sponsorship and corporate team opportunities to benefit affiliate fundraising events.

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.