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Contact Suzy Marshall
Community Advocate

“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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2014 Highlights

- Randy and Lynette Langsa had a fundraiser in February called "Strike Out Pancreatic Cancer," which 1,000 dollars for research. Mahalo, Randy and Lynette!

- We recieved two proclamations this year, one for the state of Hawaii and another for the city and county of Honolulu. Way to go team!

PurpleLight Oahu 2015

Oahu 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. Oahu 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.


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 local volunteers focus their efforts on educating elected officials about pancreatic cancer with the goal to increase federal funding for pancreatic cancer research.

Help us fight back against this disease! To learn more about getting involved with the local effort, please email Suzy Marshall at smarshall@pancanvolunteer.org.

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