Local Information

Houston, TX

Contact Blair Harmon
Affiliate Chair

“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

Local Events

Pancreatic Cancer Lecture
Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030

Local Highlights

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Connect with the Houston Affiliate's Facebook page!

PurpleStride Houston 2014

PurpleStride Houston was a great success! More than $264,000 were raised and nearly 2,000 participants came together at NRG park on November 1 to make strides in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Race results and event photos will be available at www.purplestride.org/houston.

Thanks to all who helped plan, volunteered, and participated in this amazing event! 


PurpleLight Houston 2015

Houston came together to honor, inspire and remember all those affected by pancreatic cancer at PurpleLight on March 1, 2015. Survivors, family and friends illuminated purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud, helping to light the night purple. Houston was joined by thousands of participants at more than 20 PurpleLight events across the country, bringing solidarity, comfort and hope to the pancreatic cancer community.

Photos will be posted at www.purplelight.org when they are available.

PurpleStride Houston 2015

Your time and efforts, volunteering, fundraising and raising awareness truly contributed to our mission to Wage Hope for all those affected by pancreatic cancer. The event had over 2,000 participants and raised over $289,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Thank you for all of your support!
Visit www.purplestride.org/houston to view photos and post-event 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 Houston Affiliate is looking to fill the following position(s):

Affiliate Chair - Lead the local affiliate and its volunteers in their efforts to further the mission of the organization on the local level. 

Media Relations Chair - Creates awareness about pancreatic cancer, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and local Affiliate activities through media and social media outreach.

To learn more, please email Blair Harmon at bharmon@pancanvolunteer.org .

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