Local Information

Silicon Valley, CA

Contact Rich Blish
Affiliate Coordinator

“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

Please check back periodically for upcoming affiliate events.


Local Highlights

Connect with us on Facebook

Get more local news on Facebook! Our Bay Area Facebook page is shared with the San Francisco Affiliate. It provides updates on meetings and happenings throughout the Bay Area.

You can also follow us on Twitter!

PurpleStride Silicon Valley 2014 a huge success!

PurpleStride Silicon Valley 2014 on November 8 was a huge success!

We had more than 1,000 participants join us at Discovery Meadow, San Jose. Together we were able to raise over $304,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and donors who made this success possible.

PurpleLight Silicon Valley 2015

Silicon Valley 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. Silicon Valley 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 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 positions in Silicon Valley:

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.

Media Relations Chair - The Media Relations Chair works with the Public Relations Manager or Specialist and other National Office staff to create awareness about pancreatic cancer, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Affiliate activities in the local community through media and social media outreach.

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.


To learn more about these positions or the local effort in particular, please email Rich Blish at rblish@pancanvolunteer.org.

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