Local Information

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.
Local Events

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014
Boyce Park - Cub 1 Pavilion
Plum, PA

PurpleLight PIttsburgh 2015 - Save the date!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015
, PA


Local Highlights

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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 2013

PurpleStride Pittsburgh 2013 presented by Rotary International, District 7300 was a huge success! We had more than 1,940 participants, 132 teams, and more than 70 volunteers join us on Saturday, August 3. Together we were able to raise $218,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

North Shore Riverfront Park was a great venue and despite a few rain showers - it turned out to be an amazing and hope-filled day!

We'd like to thank our presenting sponsor, Rotary International, District 7300, for its tremendous support of the event, along with all of our other sponsors. We'd also like to thank our emcees, Kristine Sorensen and Dave Crawly, for returning to the event for the second year in a row!

To see race results, event photos, and an updated fundraising amount, please visit www.purplestride.org/pittsburgh.


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 this volunteer opportunity or 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!

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