Local Information

Pittsburgh, PA

Contact Andrea Bauer-Kuczma
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

Contact Andrea Bauer-Kuczma, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

PurpleLight Pittsburgh 2015 - Save the date!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015
, PA

Local Highlights

PurpleLight Pittsburgh 2013

Pittsburgh went purple on October 27, 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.

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PurpleStride Pittsburgh 2014

PurpleStride Pittsburgh presented by HM Insurance Group was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated, donated or volunteered. We couldn't have done it without you!

July 13 was a beautiful sunny day at North Shore Riverfront Park. We had more than 2,200 participants, including 150 teams, 56 volunteers and 38 survivors. Together we were able to bring in more than $242,000! Great job!

To view race results, fundraising updates, and event photos, visit www.purplestride.org/pittsburgh.


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 seeking to fill the following positions:

PurpleStride Chair: The PurpleStride Chair works with the Event Manager/Specialist and other National Office staff to hold a successful PurpleStride event. 

PurpleLight Chair: The PurpleLight Chair works with the Event Manager/Specialist and other National Office staff to hold a successful PurpleLight event.  

To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, please email Andrea Bauer-Kuczma at abauer-kuczma@pancanvolunteer.org.

Together, we can know it, fight it, and end it!

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