Local Information

Milwaukee, WI

Contact Laura Cross
Affiliate Coordinator

Milwaukee Affiliate Sponsored by:


 “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 Laura Cross, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleLight Milwaukee
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
524 S. Layton Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Stan's Fit For Your Feet and New Balance Milwaukee
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014

Local Highlights

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PurpleLight Milwaukee 2013

Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee a Success!

PurpleStride Milwaukee 2014 was a wonderful and inspiring day! This year's 5K and 2-mile run/walk was hosted at Miller Park. Over 2,300 participants showed up to turn Milwaukee purple on June 7. Together they raised more than $242,000 - and we're still counting! Needless to say, the event was a huge success!  Stay tuned at www.purplestride.org/milwaukee for event photos and updates!


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 Milwaukee Affiliate is currently looking to fill the following volunteer role:
  • Sponsorship Ambassador -  The Sponsorship Ambassador works with the affiliate to prospect, cultivate and steward sponsorship and corporate team opportunities to benefit affiliate fundraising events.
To learn more about this volunteer opportunity or the local effort in particular, please email Laura Cross at lcross@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

© 2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

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.