“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 Rich Blish, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Silicon Valley 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.
PurpleStride Silicon Valley 2014 on November 8 was a huge success!
We had more than 1,000 participants join us at Discovery Meadow, San Jose. Together we were able to raise over $194,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.
Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and donors who made this success possible.
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.
We are looking to fill the following positions in Silicon Valley.
Volunteer Chair: Recruit new people to volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Silicon Valley. 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. 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. To learn more about these positions or the local effort in particular, please email Rich Blish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.