Local Information

Jacksonville, FL

Contact James Gonzalez
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

Please check back periodically for upcoming affiliate events.

Local Highlights

PurpleStride Jacksonville 2014

PurpleStride Jacksonville 2014 was a wonderful and inspiring day! This year's 5K run and family-friendly walk was hosted at Jacksonville Beach Pavilion Seawalk. Over 1,000 participants showed up to turn Jacksonville purple on September 27. Together they raised more than $134,000 - and we're still counting! Needless to say, the event was a huge success!  Stay tuned here for event photos and updates!

You can still donate to this event at www.purplestride.org/jacksonville, and event photos will be posted soon at www.purplestride.org.




PurpleLight Jacksonville 2015

Jacksonville 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. Jacksonville 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.

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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 Jacksonville affiliate is currently looking to fill the following positions: 

Donor and Corporate Ambassador – Leads the affiliate fundraising effort through identification, engagement and solicitation of prospective supporters including event teams, companies, healthcare institutions, families and individuals in the local community.

PurpleStride Chair - Leads the effort to plan and coordinate the local affiliate’s PurpleStride run/walk event benefitting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 

To learn more about the local effort, or to sign up as a general volunteer, please email Ken Keating at kkeating@pancanvolunteer.org.

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