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Indianapolis, IN

Contact Allison Whisman
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

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PurpleLight Indianapolis 2014

Indianapolis came together to honor, inspire and remember all those affected by pancreatic cancer at PurpleLight on October 26, 2014. Survivors, family and friends illuminated purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud, helping to light the night purple. Indianapolis was joined by thousands of participants at more than 45 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 Indianapolis 2015

Purplestride Indianapolis was a great success! The 5K run and family-friendly walk took place at IUPUI's South Quad. The event raised more than $88,600. 

Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, and took a stride with us to help fight pancreatic cancer! For more information on this vent, visit www.purplestride.org/indianapolis


Volunteer

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 volunteer opportunities, or about the local effort, please email Allison Whisman at awhisman@pancanvolunteer.org.

We are looking to fill the following volunteer positions in Indianapolis:

Donor and Corporate Ambassador: Leads the affiliate fundraising effort through identification, engagement and solicitation of prospective supporters including event teams, companies, healthcare institutions, families and individuals in the local community.

Community Engagement Chair: Engages the local community by bringing pancreatic cancer awareness to the public and directing those recently diagnosed to the organization.

Social Media Administrator - Leverages local social media platforms (primarily Facebook and Twitter) to create awareness for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and local affiliate events and activities.

Team Ambassador – Engages and cultivates relationships with PurpleStride team captains to motivate and strengthen their fundraising and recruitment efforts. 

PurpleLight Chair - Leads the effort to plan and coordinate the local affiliate’s PurpleLight event to help create awareness and honor those facing pancreatic cancer. 

Advocacy Chair – Mobilizes local advocates to educate elected officials about our legislative priorities with a focus on increasing federal funding for pancreatic cancer research.

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

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