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Las Vegas, NV

Contact Rebecca Shanahan
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

PurpleStride Las Vegas 2016
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016
The Green at Town Square
6605 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Local Highlights

PurpleLight Las Vegas 2014

Las Vegas 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. Las Vegas 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 from the Las Vegas event and others around the country are posted here.

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PurpleStride Las Vegas 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 740 participants and raised over $75,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Thank you for all of your support!

Visit www.purplestride.org/lasvegas to view photos!


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.

We are looking to fill the following volunteer positions in Las Vegas:

Volunteer Chair: recruit new people to volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Las Vegas.

Sponsorship Ambassador: works with the DCA and other affiliate volunteers to prospect, solicit and steward prospective corporate and community sponsors for the affiliate.

Team Ambassador: a key member of the Donor and Corporate Committee, which is led by the local Donor and Corporate Ambassador volunteer (DCA).  The Team Ambassador works with the DCA and other affiliate volunteers to coach, encourage and steward PurpleStride/Ride team captains with the objective of fostering a sense community for the teams and increasing event fundraising.  

PurpleLight Chair: works with the Event Specialist and other National Office staff to hold a successful PurpleLight event in the local community.

To learn more about these positions or the local effort in general, please email Rebecca Shanahan at rshanahan@pancanvolunteer.org.

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