Local Information

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Contact Robby Thomas
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 Robby Thomas, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

Raleigh-Durham September Affiliate Meeting
Monday, Sep 22, 2014
1205 Front Street
Raleigh, NC 27609

Save the Date - PurpleLight Raleigh-Durham 2014!
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
, NC

Local Highlights

Out and About!

Raleigh-Durham volunteers host a booth at the Carolina Hurricanes Fight Cancer night.
From left: Liz Johnson, CBS weatherman Greg Fischel, Jackie Woodcock, Carol Birney and Eileen Welsh.

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PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham 2013

Our PurpleStride event on April 20, 2013 was a huge success! We had more than 1,200 participants show up to run or walk to fight pancreatic cancer.  Together, we raised more than $143,000 to support the fight! 

Thank you to our survivors, friends and family, volunteers, donors, sponsors and special guests.  And special thanks to Melanie Sanders for emceeing the event and joining the fight.

Visit www.purplestride.org/raleighdurham to track our progress, see race results and view event photos.

PurpleLight Raleigh-Durham 2013!

Raleigh-Durham 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.


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.

We are looking to fill the following volunteer position in Raleigh-Durham:

Event Coordinator: Working with Headquarters staff and the Event-Planning Committee to plan and execute the affiliate’s fundraising event. In partnership with the Affiliate Coordinator, actively recruiting and effectively managing a volunteer Event-Planning Committee.

To learn more about these position, the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Robby Thomas at rthomas@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.