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Inland Northwest

Contact Karen Frejlach
Education & Outreach 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 Karen Frejlach, Education & Outreach Coordinator, to get involved.
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PurpleLight Inland Northwest 2014 - Register Today
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
Central Valley High School
821 S. Sullivan Road
Spokane Valley, WA 99037

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PurpleLight Inland Northwest 2013

Inland Northwest 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 atwww.purplelight.org when they are available.

PurpleStride Inland Northwest 2014

PurpleStride Inland Northwest 2014 was a powerful and inspiring day! Together we raised over $15,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.


Click here to view event day photos.


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, please email Ashley Atkins at aatkins@pancan.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.