Local Information

Portland, OR

Contact Rick Crandall
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 Rick Crandall, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleLight Portland - Register today!
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013
Director's Park
SW Yamhill & SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Local Highlights

Find us on Facebook!

Get more local news on Facebook!  Connect with the Portland Affiliate's Facebook page!

Portland Volunteers Meet with Congressman

Portland volunteers meet with Congressman Kurt Schrader at his office in Oregon City to discuss the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act.

Local Coffee Shop Supports our Community Ambassador Program!

Campaign Timeline: 11/1/13-11/30/13

Ole Latte Coffee Campaign: For the month of November, 10% of all sales from Ole Latte Coffee menu items will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  Find out more about Ole Latte Coffee on their Facebook Page!

For more information on our Community Ambassador program, click here.


PurpleStride Portland 2013 a huge success!

PurpleStride Portland 2013 was an enormous success! All of your time, effort, fundraising, volunteering, and spreading awareness truly contributed to our mission to advance research, support patients and create hope for all those affected by pancreatic cancer. The event had more than 790 participants and raised well over $80,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Thank you for all of your support!

Relive the hope and inspiration - event photos will be available at www.purplestride.org/portland


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 positions in Portland:

Affiliate Coordinator
- Actively recruiting a core volunteer leadership team that includes: an Event Coordinator, Advocacy Coordinator, Education & Outreach Coordinator and Media Representative. Then working with this team to build volunteer committees in each of these core areas.

Media Representative- Reach out to local media and help increase coverage of our cause.

Event Coordinator

To learn more about these volunteer leadership positions or the local effort in particular, please email Rick Crandall at rcrandall@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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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.

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