Local Information

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

National Capital Area Affiliate Meeting
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 221
901 G St, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Local Highlights

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Get more local news on Facebook! Connect with the National Capital Area Affiliate's Facebook page!

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!

PurpleLight Washington, D.C. 2014

Washington, D.C. 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. D.C. 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.


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.

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

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 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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