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Local Information

Northern New Jersey

Contact Sandra Gusciora Field
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 Sandra Gusciora Field, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleLight Northern New Jersey 2015 - Save the date!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015
, NJ

Local Highlights

Awareness Day with the Somerset Patriots

Over 470 supporters came out dressed in purple to watch the Somerset Patriots take on the Camden Riversharks on July 17th!  Not only did the Patriots win the game 9-1, but our PSA was played on the jumbotron and Representative Lance came out and spoke at the game in order to create awareness for pancreatic cancer and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  It was truly a great day for everyone who attended!

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PurpleStride New Jersey 2013

PurpleStride New Jersey 2013 was an amazing success. More than 1,800 people gathered in Parsippany to make strides in the fight against pancreatic cancer.  Together we raised more than $246,000, surpassing the event goal! Donations are still coming in and these funds will help to advance research, support patients, and create hope.

Photos from the event will be posted on when available.

Thank you to all of the wonderful participants, survivors and volunteers that made this event a powerful and inspiring day! 

Thank You and Happy Holidays

Thank you to everyone who participated in or contributed to PurpleStride New Jersey 2014! YOU helped make it a huge success!

Season's Greetings from your Northern New Jersey volunteer leadership team! Remember we do not hold a December meeting. See you in 2015!


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.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering in Northern New Jersey, please email Affiliate Coordinator, Sandra Gusciora Field at for more information.

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