Local Information

Springfield, MO

Contact Charisse Cameron
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 Charisse Cameron, Community Representative, to get involved.
Local Events

Springfield October Volunteer Meeting
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
Hebrews Coffee
1604 E. Republic Road
Springfield, MO 65804

PurpleLight Springfield 2014 - Register today!
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
Cox Medical Center South - Foster Auditorium
3801 S. National
Springfield, MO 65807

Local Highlights

Advocacy Day 2012

Springfield Community Representative, Charisse Cameron, was joined by seven others from Missouri who traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Sixth Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day. Advocates met with members of Congress and urge them to pass the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (H.R. 733 and S. 362).

L to R: Ali Condron, Nina Dean, Jonathan Billings (survivor and St. Louis Advocacy Coordinator), Charisse Cameron (Springfield Community Representative), Helen Kaplowski , Karen Kopp (survivor), Robert Kopp, Charlotte Garrett (Kansas City Advocacy Coordinator)
L to R: Kansas City, Wichita and Springfield, MO contingency: Bob Kopp, Karen Kopp (survivor), Pearl Hogan, Charisse Cameron (Springfield, MO Community Representative), Kathy Hogan (Kansas City Affiliate Coordinator), Charlotte Garrett (Kansas City Advocacy Coordinator), Heather Bowman (Wichita Community Representative, Alicia Condron, Brad Lee, Helen Kaplonski

PurpleLight Springfield 2013

Springfield 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 in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Charisse Cameron at ccameron@pancanvolunteer.org.

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.