Local Information

Orange County, CA

Contact Roberta Luna
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 Roberta Luna, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

Orange County September Affiliate Meeting
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Anaheim Downtown Community Center
250 E. Center St
Anaheim, CA 92805

PurpleLight Orange County 2014 - Register Today
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
Col. Bill Barber Memorial Park
4 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606

A Night of Hope
Friday, Nov 7, 2014
Green Tree Inn
14173 Green Tree Blvd
Victorville, CA 92395

PurpleStride Orange County 2014 - Register Today!
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014
William Mason Regional Park – Shelter 5
18712 University Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Local Highlights

PurpleLight Orange County 2013

Orange County 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.

Find us on Facebook!

Get more local news on Facebook!  Connect with the Orange County Affiliate's Facebook page!

Advocacy Day 2012

Volunteers and supporters of the Orange County Affiliate at the sixth annual Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Advocacy Day in June 2012.
Orange County Affiliate volunteers and supporters meet with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in Washington, D.C. Back row, from left: Vic Luna, Linda Parker, Stuart Rickerson and Bob Knisely. Front row, from left: Roberta Luna, Congresswoman Sanchez, Charlotte Rae and Thuy Phan.

Local Stacked restaurants support our Community Ambassador program!

Campaign Timeline: 2/15/12-12/31/13

Stacked Campaign:
•Option to create a list of favorite menu items that, when ordered, will initiate a donation of 20% of the purchase price from Company to Charity upon the customer’s first purchase and 5% of the purchase price of the items thereafter
•Option to purchase seasonal specific items from time to time from the menu that, when ordered, will initiate a donation of 20% of the purchase price from Company to Charity

For more information about our Community Ambassador program, click here.

PurpleStride Orange County 2012 was a success!

Your time and efforts, volunteering, fundraising and raising awareness truly contributed to our mission to advance research, support patients and create hope for all those affected by pancreatic cancer. The event had over 1,000 participants and raised over $158,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Thank you for all of your support!

Marathons for Mom

Shawn Veronese will be running one marathon per month for twelve months, from June 2013 through May 2014, to raise awareness and funds for the fight against pancreatic cancer.  She is hoping to raise $100 per mile. 100% of the donations will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  Please visit www.marathonsformom.com to learn more about her story or to make a donation.  Contact Shawn at veroneses@hotmail.com for more information.

Listen to the OC Affiliate on 100.3 The Sound!

Our very own Affiliate Coordinator Roberta Luna, and Media Representative, Ana Shoock, raised awareness and shared their stories during an interview on 100.3 The Sound this past weekend. You can listen to the interview here!


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 volunteer positions in Orange County:

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

Volunteer Chair: Recruit new people to volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Orange County. 

To learn more about about these volunteer opportunities or the local effort in general, please email Robert Luna at rluna@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.