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

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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 2013

PurpleStride Northeastern PA 2013 was a great success! We had 900 participants, 40 teams, and more than 30 volunteers join us on Saturday, June 15. Together we were able to raise $69,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

We'd like to thank our sponsors, as well as Peggy Lee, our event emcee. Your support truly made an impact in the success of this event.

This event was a pilot for our new event experience, and we were so glad to share it with our supporters in Northeastern PA. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

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 seeking to fill the following volunteer position:

Event Coordinator: Working with Headquarters staff and the Event-Planning Committee to plan and execute the affiliate’s fundraising event. In partnership with the Affiliate Coordinator, actively recruiting and effectively managing a volunteer Event-Planning Committee.

To learn more about this position, or about the local effort, please email Patti McDonnell at pmcdonnell@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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