Local Information

Jacksonville, FL

Contact Ken Keating
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 Ken Keating, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleStride Jacksonville 2014 -- Register today!
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014
Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavillion
75 North 1st Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Local Highlights

PurpleStride Jacksonville 2013

PurpleStride Jacksonville was a success! We were able to raise over $104,000, exceeding our event goal by nearly $30,000! Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, and took a stride with us to help fight pancreatic cancer. You're helping to make a difference!

You can still donate to this event at www.purplestride.org/jacksonville, and event photos will be posted soon at www.purplestride.org.

Connect with us on Facebook!

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

Get involved in Jacksonville!

The Jacksonville affiliate meets monthly at the Mayo clinic. Come join us and learn how you can get involved locally! Contact Louisa Rocque at lrocque@pancan.org for more information!

Jacksonville PurpleLight Vigil for Hope 2013

Jacksonville 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. 


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 currently looking to fill the following role:

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.

To learn more about the local effort, or to sign up as a general volunteer, please email Ken Keating at kkeating@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.

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