Local Information

Madison, WI

Contact LaKeisha Thomas
Regional Affiliate Manager

“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 LaKeisha Thomas, Regional Affiliate Manager, to get involved.
Local Events

Tommy’s Purple Bike Ride around Wisconsin
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Madison Affiliate Social - Mallards's game and picnic
Monday, Aug 4, 2014
Mallards' stadium at Warner Park
2920 N Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI 53704

Local Highlights

PurpleStride Madison 2014!

PurpleStride Madison 2014 was a wonderful and inspiring day! This year's 5K and 2-mile run/walk was hosted at The Duck Pond at Warner Park. Over 2,340 participants showed up to turn Madison purple on April 27. Together they raised more than $243,000 - and we're still counting! Needless to say, the event was a huge success!  Stay tuned here for event photos and updates!


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PurpleLight Madison 2013

Madison 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.


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.

The Madison Affiliate is currently looking to fill the following roles: 

Affiliate Coordinator: lead the local affiliate and its volunteers in their efforts to further the mission of the organization on the local level 

Volunteer Chair: works with Affiliate Coordinator and the Community Outreach Regional Affiliate Manager at Headquarters to aid in volunteer recruitment, orientation and retention efforts for the entire affiliate.

Sponsorship Chair: works to prospect, cultivate and steward corporate supporters to benefit affiliate fundraising events.

To learn more about this position, or the local effort in particular, please email Regional Affiliate Manager, LaKeisha Thomas at lthomas@pancan.org.

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

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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.

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