Local Information

Miami, FL

Contact Andres Tejidor
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 Andres Tejidor, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

Please check back periodically for upcoming affiliate events.

Local Highlights

Miami PurpleLight 2013

Miami 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.

Miami Affiliate Team

Anita Marks, Janet Stearns, Jeanette Pressman, and Andres Tejidor.

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PurpleStride South Florida 2013 was a huge success!

PurpleStride South Florida was a wonderful day! Thank you so much to all of the volunteers, donors, participants and survivors that made the event a huge success.

Because of your efforts, we had more than 1,600 people participate and raised $194,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer. Thank you everyone!

Photos will be available soon at www.purplestride.org/southflorida! Please continue to check back on our progress and send friends and family to donate at www.purplestride.org/southflorida.


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.

The Miami Affiliate is currently looking to fill the following roles:

Sponsorship Chair: Works with the Community Outreach Events Manager or Specialist, other National staff and affiliate volunteers to propspect, cultivate and steward coporate sponsors.

Media Representative: The Media Representative works with the Community Outreach Regional Affiliate Manager and Public Relations Specialist to lead the effort to generate media interest in the local community about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, pancreatic cancer and affiliate events and awareness campaigns.

To learn more about this position, or the local effort in particular, please email Andres Tejidor at atejidor@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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