Why do we dedicate the entire month of April to celebrating our wonderful volunteers? The answer is simple: Because they deserve it!

Our passionate, committed Pancreatic Cancer Action Network volunteers are on the front lines in the fight against pancreatic cancer. They push for increased awareness, advocate for groundbreaking research and unite around the belief that pancreatic cancer patients deserve a better future. They don’t take no for an answer, and their every action is filled with intention and hope.

Our volunteers dedicate their time in unique ways. They volunteer at PurpleStride on event day. They host creative fundraisers through Wage Hope My Way. Some survivors and caregivers volunteer with the Survivor Caregiver Network, where they communicate one-on-one with those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. There are volunteers who hold core role positions throughout the country, while others help with specific tasks, like coming into the office to make purple awareness ribbons.

In support of these champions, we want to highlight some of our volunteers’ outstanding achievements in FY16.

  • Our volunteers raised $12.6 million net through PurpleStride events
  • Our volunteers contributed nearly 151,056 volunteer hours
  • Our volunteers secured more than 7,595 media hits (so far) for FY16/17
  • Our volunteers helped pass the 21st Century Cures Act, authorizing an additional $4.8 billion in federal cancer research funding

Our volunteers cover every corner of this country. They embody the belief that every action counts and that no action is too small to make a difference.

We simply could not have made it to where we are today without our volunteers, and their actions continue to take us far. Thank you for all you do!

Read about our awesome volunteers all month long, and step up for pancreatic cancer by volunteering in your local community!