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Oklahoma

Contact Jay Stern
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 Jay Stern, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleStride Oklahoma 2014 - Register today!
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
River West Festival Park
2100 South Jackson Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74107

Heenan’s 2nd Annual Golfing ‘Fore’ Good Classic
Monday, Oct 27, 2014
Oak Tree Country Club
700 W. Country Club Drive Edmond
Edmond, OK 73025

PurpleLight Oklahoma 2015 - Save the Date!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015
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Local Highlights

Oklahoma Affiliate at Advocacy Day

Oklahoma Affiliate Coordinator, Jay Stern and Event Coordinator and Mrs. Cleveland County, Heather Spencer advocate for advances in pancreatic cancer research with their members of Congress at the fourth annual Advocacy Day on June 22, 2010 in Washington D.C.
Oklahoma Event Coordinator and Mrs. Cleveland County Heather Spencer (left) and Affiliate Coordinator Jay Stern (right) on Capitol Hill

PurpleStride Tulsa 2012

The inaugural PurpleStride Tulsa 2012 presented by Cancer Treatment Centers of America a huge success! This trail run/walk was hosted at Turkey Mountain's Urban Wilderness Area. The event raised almost $70,000 and had more than 500 partiicpants. A very special thank you to event emcee, Russ McCaskey, co-anchor on NBC Channel 2 Tulsa.

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/tulsa, and photos from the event can be viewed at www.purplestride.org. Thanks for making a difference!

PurpleLight Oklahoma 2013

Oklahoma 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.

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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 Jay Stern at jstern@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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