Local Information

Northeastern PA

Contact Patti McDonnell
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 Patti McDonnell, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleLight Northeastern PA - 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!

PurpleStride Northeastern PA 2014 was a great success! We had more than 830 participants and 30 teams join us on Saturday, June 7. Together we were able to raise $75,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

We'd like to thank our presenting sponsor, Pizza by Pappas, for it's support. We'd also like to thank Peggy Lee, our event emcee. The support of our sponsors, donors, and community champions truly made an impact in the success of this event.

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

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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 looking to fill the following positions: 

PurpleStride Event Coordinator: Hold a successful PurpleStride event by partnering with National staff on logistics, liability and brand consistency and with local volunteers on event experience and local feel.

PurpleLight Chair: The PurpleLight Chair works with the National Staff to plan and coordinate the local affiliate’s signature PurpleLight event. PurpleLight is an opportunity for the community to honor their loved as well provide hope and inspiration to those currently in the fight. 

To learn more about these positions or how to get involved with our local effort, please email Patti McDonnell at pmcdonnell@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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