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Pittsburgh, PA

Contact Andrea Bauer-Kuczma
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 Andrea Bauer-Kuczma, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
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PurpleLight Pittsburgh - Save the Date!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015
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PurpleLIght Pittsburgh 2013

Pittsburgh 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.

PurpleStride Pittsburgh 2014

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday, July 13 for PurpleStride Pittsburgh 2014! The event was a great success due to the hardwork of our volunteers, sponsors, donors, and participants. Each one of you play a critical role in helping us raise $239,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

A special shout out goes to our Presenting Sponsor, HM Insurance Group. Thank you for all of your support!

We had over 2,100 people join us at North Shore Riverfront park to help know, fight, and end pancreatic cancer. To view photos and other event information, please visit www.purplestride.org/pittsburgh.  


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 Pittsburgh:
There are currently no open positions within the Pittsburgh Affiliate.

To learn more about the local effort, please email Andrea Bauer-Kuczma at abauer-kuczma@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.

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