Local Information

Rhode Island

Contact Stefanie Abate
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 Stefanie Abate, Affiliate Coordinator, to get involved.
Local Events

Rhode Island Affiliate Meeting and PurpleStride Kickoff!
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
West Warwick Country Club
335 Wakefield Street
West Warwick, RI 02893

PurpleStride Rhode Island 2015 - Register today!
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Goddard Memorial Park
1095 Ives Road
Warwick, RI 02818


Local Highlights

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PurpleStride Rhode Island 2014

PurpleStride Rhode Island presented by Ocean State Job Lot on May 4 was a success!

We had more than 1,250 participants join us at Goddard Memorial Park, including 80 volunteers and 15 survivors. Together we were able to raise $232,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

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

Visit www.purplestride.org/rhodeisland to view photos!

PurpleLight Rhode Island 2014

Rhode Island came together to honor, inspire and remember all those affected by pancreatic cancer at PurpleLight on October 26, 2014. Survivors, family and friends illuminated purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud, helping to light the night purple. Rhode Island was joined by thousands of participants at more than 45 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 Rhode Island Affiliate is currently looking to fill the following position:

  • PurpleStride Chair - Leads the effort to plan and coordinate the local affiliate’s PurpleStride run/walk event benefitting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.


To learn more about the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Stefanie Abate at sabate@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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