Local Information

New Orleans, LA

Contact Christopher Young
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.

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PurpleStride New Orleans 2014

PurpleStride New Orleans was a great success! More than 920 participants gathered in City Park to stride for the fight against pancreatic cancer. Participants, donors and sponsors rallied together to raise more than $87,000!

 Thanks to all supporters who made great strides to advance research, support patients, and create hope for the pancreatic cancer community.


PurpleLight New Orleans 2015

New Orleans 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. New Orleans 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.

PurpleStride New Orleans 2015

Your time and efforts, volunteering, fundraising and raising awareness truly contributed to our mission to Wage Hope for all those affected by pancreatic cancer. The event had over 700 participants and raised over $84,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Thank you for all of your support!
Visit www.purplestride.org/neworleans 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.

We are currently looking to fill the following volunteer position(s):

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 Christopher Young at cyoung@pancanvolunteer.org.

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