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St. Louis, MO

Contact Justen Meyer
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 Justen Meyer, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleLight St. Louis 2015 - Save the date!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015

Local Highlights

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Advocacy Day 2012

Eight representatives, including two survivors, traveled from Missouri to Washington, D.C. for the Sixth Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day. Advocates met with members of Congress and urge them to pass the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (H.R. 733 and S. 362).

Ali Condron, Nina Dean, Jonathan Billings (survivor and St. Louis Advocacy Coordinator), Charisse Cameron (Springfield Community Representative), Helen Kaplowski , Karen Kopp (survivor), Robert Kopp, Charlotte Garrett (Kansas City Advocacy Coordinator)

PurpleStride St. Louis 2013

PurpleStride St. Louis was a blowout success! The event raised more than $185,000 and had more than 180 teams and 2,000 volunteers. Friends and families strided through Forest Park - Upper MUNY Lot with inspirational hope and strength. Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, and took a stride with us to help fight pancreatic cancer.

You can still donate to this event at www.purplestride.org/stlouis. The official race results can be viewed at here. Thanks for making a difference!

PurpleLight St. Louis 2013

Sty. Louis went purple on November 3, 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.

To learn more about the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Justen Meyer at jmeyer@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.