Local Information

New Orleans, LA

Contact Susan Young
Affiliate Co-Coordinator
Christopher Young Email
Affiliate Co-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 Susan Young, Affiliate Co-Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleStride New Orleans 2014 - Register today!
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014
City Park
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

PurpleLight New Orleans 2015 - Save the Date!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015
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Local Highlights

Advocacy Day 2012

Three  representatives from New Orleans traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Sixth Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day to meet with members of Congress and urge them to pass the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (H.R. 733 and S. 362).

L to R: Susan Young (New Orleans Affiliate Co-Coordinator), Joe Balfour (survivor), Wendy Lopes, Darlene Lindner
L to R: Wendy Lopes, Lisa Niemi Swayze, Joe Balfour (survivor)

PurpleLight New Orleans 2013

New Orleans 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.

PurpleStride Lake Area 2012!

PurpleStride Lake Area presented by CSE Federal Credit Union was a great success! Thank you to everyone who supported this event by participating, donating, sponsoring or volunteering. We brought together more than 900 people and raised over $80,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer!

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PurpleStride New Orleans 2013

The inaugural PurpleStride New Orleans 2013 was a huge success. More than 900 participants and more than 50 teams came together to turn City Park purple. Special thanks to PurpleStride New Orleans Champion of Hope, Thomas Morstead of the New Orleans Saints! This first-year event  raised more than $87,000 and counting! 


Volunteer

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 in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Susan Young at syoung@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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