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Broward-Palm Beach, FL

Contact Denise Bartle
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

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Broward-Palm Beach Volunteer Meetings

Join us for a meeting and learn how you can get involved. View the calendar listings above to get the most up-to-date meeting information.
Volunteers pause for a photo at a June 2013 meeting.

PurpleStride Broward-Palm Beach was a Huge Success!

PurpleStride Broward-Palm Beach was an incredible day! Thank you so much to all of the volunteers, donors, participants and survivors that made the event a huge success.

Because of your efforts, we raised over $156,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer! We'd also like extend our gratitute to Memorial Healthcare System for being our presenting sponsor and for all of your help with this event. Thank you everyone!

We are still short of our goal! Please continue to check back on our progress and send friends and family to donate at www.purplestride.org/browardpalmbeach.


PurpleLight Broward-Palm Beach 2015

Broward-Palm Beach came together to honor, inspire and remember all those affected by pancreatic cancer at PurpleLight on March 1, 2015. Survivors, family and friends illuminated purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud, helping to light the night purple. Broward-Palm Beach was joined by thousands of participants at more than 20 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.


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 Broward-Palm Beach affiliate is looking to fill the following position: 

Volunteer Chair: Recruit new people to volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

If you are interested in one of these positions, or to sign up as a general volunteer, please email Denise Bartle at dbartle@pancanvolunteer.org.

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