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Northeastern PA

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“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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Local Events

PurpleStride Northeastern PA 2015 Kickoff Meeting
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
, PA

PurpleLight Northeastern PA 2014 - Save the date!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015
, PA

PurpleStride Northeastern PA 2015 - Register today!
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015
Lackawanna River Heritage Trail
3 West Olive Street
Scranton, PA 18504

Local Highlights

PurpleLight Northeastern PA 2013

Northeastern PA 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 Northeastern PA 2014

Thank you to everyone who supported PurpleStride Northeastern PA presented by Pizza by Papas on June 7!

We had more than 830 participants join us at Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, including 13 volunteers and 8 survivors. Together we were able to raise $76,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and donors who made this success possible.

Visit www.purplestride.org/northeasternpa 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 seeking to fill the following position:

Donor and Corporate Ambassador: Works with the local volunteer Affiliate, Corporate & Community Relations Manager and other National Office staff to fundraise through identification, engagement and solicitation of propsective supporters including event teams, companies, healthcare institutions, families and individuals in the local community.

To learn more about this position, or about the local effort, please email volunteer@pancan.org.

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

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