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Pittsburgh, PA

Contact Pam Blagg
Volunteer 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

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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.

PurpleLight Pittsburgh 2015

Pittsburgh 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. Pittsburgh 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.


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.

The Pittsburgh Affiliate is looking to fill the following position: 

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 these volunteer opportunities, please email Pam Blagg at pblagg@pancanvolunteer.org.

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