Local Information

Baltimore, MD

Contact Jim Teesdale
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 Jim Teesdale, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleStride Maryland 2014 - Register today!
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014
Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville
800 South Rolling Road
Baltimore, MD 21228

The 5th Annual JRobwalk
Friday, May 22, 2015
Cousler Park, Pavilion “J”
1060 Church Road
York, PA 17404


Local Highlights

PurpleLight Baltimore 2013

Baltimore 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.

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PurpleSwim Baltimore 2013

PurpleSwim Baltimore 2013 was a great success! We had 234 participants, 16 teams, and more than 30 volunteers join us on Sunday, August 4. Together we were able to raise $41,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

We couldn't have done it without the support of all of our participants, volunteers, team captains, and sponsors. Thank you!

To see race results and an updated fundraising amount, please visit www.purpleswim.org.

PurpleStride Maryland 2013

PurpleStride Maryland 2013 presented by Edward J. Friedman Foundation, Inc. was a huge success! We had more than 1,000 participants, 116 teams, and more than 25 volunteers join us on Sunday, October 6. Together we were able to raise $150,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

We'd like to thank our presenting sponsor,  Edward J. Friedman Foundation, Inc., whose support truly made an impact in the success of this event. We'd also like to thank our emcee, Robert Lang.

To see race results, event photos, and an updated fundraising amount, please visit www.purplestride.org/maryland.


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, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Jim Teesdale at jteesdale@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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