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Madison, WI

Contact Sasha Muraoka
Regional Affiliate Manager

“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

Local Events

PurpleStride Madison 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Warner Park
2930 N. Sherman Ave
Madison, WI 53704

Local Highlights

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PurpleLight Madison 2014

Madison 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. Madison 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.

PurpleStride Madison 2014

PurpleStride Madison 2014 was a wonderful and inspiring day! This year's 5K and 2-mile run/walk was hosted at The Duck Pond at Warner Park. Nearly 2,300 participants showed up to turn Madison purple on April 27. Together they raised more than $246,000. Needless to say, the event was a huge success!

PurpleStride Madison 2015

Your time and efforts, volunteering, fundraising and raising awareness truly contributed to our mission to Wage Hope for all those affected by pancreatic cancer. The event had over 1,400 participants and raised over $195,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Thank you for all of your support!
Visit www.purplestride.org/madison 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.

The Madison Affiliate is currently looking to fill the following roles:

Affiliate Chair - The Affiliate Chair leads the affiliate and other core role leaders, while serving as a liaison between local volunteers and staff at our National office.

Sponsorship Ambassador - The Sponsorship Ambassador works with the affiliate to prospect, cultivate and steward sponsorship and corporate team opportunities to benefit affiliate fundraising events.

Donor & Corporate Ambassador - The Donor & Corporate Ambassador works with the affiliate to fundraise through the identification, engagement and solicitation of prospective supporters in the local community.

Social Media Administrator - Leverages local social media platforms (primarily Facebook and Twitter) to create awareness for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and local affiliate events and activities. 

Community Engagement Chair – Engages the local community by bringing pancreatic cancer awareness to the public and directing those recently diagnosed to the organization. 

To learn more about these positions, or the local effort in particular, please email Regional Affiliate Manager, Sasha Muraoka, at smuraoka@pancan.org.

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