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National Capital Area

Contact Jill Ferguson
Affiliate Chair

National Capital Area Affiliate Sponsored by:

 “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 Washington, D.C. 2016
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016
Freedom Plaza
Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 13th and 14th Streets
Washington, DC 20004

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PurpleStride Washington, D.C. 2015

PurpleStride Washington, D.C presented by The Eileen McCarthy Gallant Family on June 13 was a huge success!

We had more than 3,800 participants join us at Freedom Plaza, including 95 volunteers and 52 survivors. Together we were able to raise $720,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

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

Visit www.purplestride.org/dc 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.

The National Capital Area Affiliate is looking to fill the following positions:


To learn more about the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Jill Ferguson at jferguson@pancanvolunteer.org .

Together, we can know it, fight it, and end it!

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