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St. Louis, MO

Contact Justen Meyer
Affiliate Coordinator

“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

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PurpleLight St. Louis 2013

Sty. Louis went purple on November 3, 2013 for PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope. Family and friends of those touched by pancreatic cancer came together to gain both comfort and encouragement by illuminating purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud. Joined by nearly 20,000 participants in more than 80 communities across the country, this marked the largest participation in PurpleLight history and helped kick off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Photos will be posted at www.purplelight.org when they are available.

PurpleStride St. Louis 2014

PurpleStride St. Louis was a great success! The event raised more than $254,000, surpassing its goal. Participants ran and walked through Forest Park - Lower MUNY Lot with inspirational hope and strength. Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, and took a stride with us to help fight pancreatic cancer.

You can still donate to this event at www.purplestride.org/stlouis. Photos can be viewed at www.purplestride.org. Thanks for making a difference!


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.
 
St. Louis is in need of the following volunteer 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. 

To learn more about the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Justen Meyer at jmeyer@pancanvolunteer.org.

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