Local Information

Charlotte, NC

Contact Tom Gill
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 Tom Gill, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleStride Charlotte 2014 - Register today!
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014
Central Piedmont Community College - King's Green
1201 Elizabeth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28235


Local Highlights

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PurpleStride Charlotte 2013

PurpleStride Charlotte 2013 was a huge success! We had more than 1,100 participants, 89 teams, and more than 100 volunteers join us on Saturday, September 7. Together we were able to raise $138,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

We'd like to thank our sponsors and emcee, H.A. Thompson, for their support and dedication.

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

PurpleLight Charlotte 2013!

Charlotte 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.


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 Tom Gill at tgill@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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