Local Information

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Contact Mikel Wilkins
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 Mikel Wilkins, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

DFW December Affiliate Meeting
Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014
Farina's Winery
420 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051

PurpleLight DFW 2015 - Save the date!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015

Local Highlights

Find us on Facebook!

Connect with the Dallas-Fort Worth's Facebook page!

Local Advocates Meet with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's Staff!

On March 21, 2012, local advocates conducted a meeting with Senator Hutchison's North Texas Regional Director, Bruce Redden. Volunteers shared personal stories and urged the Senator to co-sponsor the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (S. 362).

To learn more about the Dallas-Fort Worth Affiliate's advocacy efforts or to join the advocacy committee, contact Jeffrey Ross at jross@pancanvolunteer.org.

Left to right: Education and Outreach Coordinator, Virginia Holleman; Jason Cleveland; Kelly Ayala; Angie Miro; North Texas Regional Director, Bruce Redden; Advocacy Coordinator, Jeffrey Ross; Beverly Weitzenhoffer; Tara Hill and Media Representative, Mikel Wilkins.

Representative Kenny Marchant Co-Sponsors H.R. 733 After Meeting with Local Advocates!

On April 4, 2012, local advocates shared personal stories and urged the Representative to co-sponsor the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (H.R. 733). We are pleased and grateful that after the meeting, Representative Marchant is officially a co-sponsor!

To learn more about the Dallas-Fort Worth Affiliate's advocacy efforts or to join the advocacy committee, contact Jeffrey Ross at jross@pancanvolunteer.org.
Left to right: Julie Ondrusek, Jason Ondrusek, Representative Kenny Marchant, Kenny Anet, Cindy Clampett, Bob Cooper, Angie Miro, Advocacy Coordinator Jeffrey Ross.

PurpleLight DFW 2013

Dallas-Ft. Worth 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 atwww.purplelight.org when they are available.

PurpleStride DFW 2013

PurpleStride DFW 2013 was an amazing success. More than 2,700 people gathered in Klyde Warren Park to make strides in the fight against pancreatic cancer.  Together we raised more than $390,000 and counting to advance research, support patients, and create hope.

Photos from the event will be posted on purplestride.org when available.

Thank you to all of the wonderful participants, survivors and volunteers that made this event a powerful and inspiring day! 


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 the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Mikel Wilkins at mwilkins@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

©2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. All rights reserved.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network®, PanCAN®, PurpleStride®, PurpleRide®, PurpleBowl®, TeamHope®, Know It. Fight It. End It.®, Wage Hope℠, Know Your Tumor℠ and Powerful Knowledge. Personal Treatment.℠ are the trademarks of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc.

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.