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Birmingham, AL

Contact Sue Clements
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

Please check back periodically for upcoming affiliate events.

Local Highlights

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Volunteers in Action!

Carol Chudy, Tamara McCullen, Denny LaVercombe and Jan LaVercombe

PurpleStride Birmingham 2014

PurpleStride Birmingham 2014 presented by UAB Medicine was a powerful and inspiring day. On February 22, a sea of purple took over Homewood Central Park and made great strides in the fight against pancreatic cancer! More than 760 participants raised more than $95,000 to advance research, support patients, and create hope for the pancreatic cancer community.

June Social Event

On June 11th Birmingham volunteers met at the Good People Restaurant Birmingham for an affiliate meeting and finished the night cheering on the Baron’s at Regions Field. It was a fun evening for the whole family that also raiseed pancreatic cancer awareness and supported the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  Check back to learn about more fun Spring events. 

Advocacy Day 2013

Three representatives from Alabama traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Seventh Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day to join volunteers from across the country to meet with members of Congress. Since the passage of the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (H.R. 733 and S. 362), our efforts continue to urge Congress to direct more funding to our cause.

Getting ready to meet with Senator Jeff Sessions. Pictures l to r: Bruce Clements, volunteer advocate from Birmingham; Laurie Boyle, Community Representative in Mobile; Sue Clements, Volunteer Chair, Birmingham Affiliate
Alabama volunteers prepping before a meeting on the Hill

PurpleLight Birmingham 2014

Birmingham 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. Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 $121,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Thank you for all of your support!
Click here 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 position in Birmingham:

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

Volunteer Chair - Recruits, orients and engages volunteers to support needs in the local community. 


To learn more, please email Sue Clements at sclements@pancanvolunteer.org.

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