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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

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PurpleStride Birmingham 2015

PurpleStride Birmingham 2015 presented by UAB Medicine was a powerful and inspiring day. Thank you to everyone who participated, donated or volunteered. We couldn't have done it without you!

Despite the weeks of rain running up to April 18, we had a sea of purple take over Veteran's Park in Hoover, AL, making great strides in the fight against pancreatic cancer! More than 740 participants raised over $121,000 to advance research, support patients, and create hope for the pancreatic cancer community.

To view race results, fundraising updates, and event photos, visit  www.purplestride.org/birmingham.
Click here to view even more pictures

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 2015

Four representatives from Alabama traveled to Washington, D.C. for the ninth 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.

Attending were Bridgett Moore, our Advocacy Chair, Lorri Greer, our Community Engagement Chair, volunteer Dianne Eggert, and Laurie Boyle, our Community Advocate from Mobile.  One of the best meetings of the day was with Senator Richard Shelby. He is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and a prostate cancer survivor. He is very supportive of increased funding for the NIH and NCI. 

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, Affiliate Chair, Birmingham Affiliate
Alabama volunteers prepping before a meeting on the Hill

PurpleLight Birmingham

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.
PurpleLight Birmingham 2015 is scheduled for Sunday, October 25th. Photos of all PurpleLights are posted at www.purplelight.org.

July Social Event

On July 17, we had a wonderful turn out for a Pancreatic Cancer Awareness night at the Birmingham Baron's Baseball game. We had over 100 supporters in attendance. Survivor, Brenda Stewart, had the honor of throwing out the first pitch.  In September we will be setting a date for next year’s event which will include the Baron’s in purple jersey’s. The jersey's will be auctioned off in a silent auction to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.


In November of 2014, both the City of Birmingham and Pelham, proclaimed November to be Pancreatic Cancer Awareness. As we approach November of 2015, we hope to work with more of our municipalities. If you have any connections, please contact our Advocacy Chair, Bridgett Moore


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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