Local Information

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

PurpleStride Birmingham
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016
Veterans Park
4800 Valleydale Rd.
Hoover, AL 35242

Local Highlights

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We have a number of other events on our calendar. Check them out under Events on our Affiliate Facebook page or via our Events Google Doc!


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.


This year, we will receive or have received proclamations from the following Alabama cities: Birmingham, Hoover, Homewood, Alabaster, and Jacksonville. 
We thank our Affiliate Advocacy Chair, Bridgett Moore, along with our other volunteers who made connections, Vicki Macon, Dena & Russell Bedsole, Kathy Gardner, and Lorrie Greer. 

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.

PurpleLight Birmingham 2015

Birmingham came together to honor, inspire and remember all those affected by pancreatic cancer at PurpleLight on October 25, 2015. 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. 

We were honored to have the Mayor of the great City of Birmingham give a keynote speech about his connection to pancreatic cancer. We look forward to a building our relationship with the City of Birmingham and surrounding communities. 


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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