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“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

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PurpleLight Northeastern PA 2014 - Save the date!
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
, PA


Local Highlights

PurpleLight Northeastern PA 2013

Northeastern PA 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 Northeastern PA 2014

Thank you to everyone who supported PurpleStride Northeastern PA presented by Pizza by Papas on June 7!

We had more than 800 participants join us at Dravo Plaza at Riverfront Wilmington, including 13 volunteers and 8 survivors. Together we were able to raise $76,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and donors who made this success possible.

Visit www.purplestride.org/northeasternpa to view photos!

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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.

We are currently seeking to fill the following volunteer position:

Affiliate Chair: Leads the affiliate and its volunteers for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; motivates the local affiliate to achieve goals that impact the national strategy and lead the local leadership to be a productive, cohesive resource in the community.

• PurpleStride Chair: Leads the effort to plan and coordinate the local affiliate’s PurpleStride run/walk event benefitting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

•  PurpleLight Chair: Leads the effort to plan and coordinate the local affiliate’s PurpleLight event to help create awareness and honor those fighting and lost to pancreatic cancer.


To learn more about this position, or about the local effort, please email volunteer@pancan.org.

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

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