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Las Vegas, NV

Contact Karen Wall
Volunteer Chair

“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 Karen Wall, Volunteer Chair, to get involved.
Local Events

Las Vegas Affiliate Meeting
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
Findlay Chevrolet
6800 S. Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas, NY 89118

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

Save the date - PurpleLight Las Vegas 2014
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
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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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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 Karen Wall at kwall@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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