Local Information

Houston, TX

Contact Jennifer Moffett
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

Local Events

PurpleLight Houston 2015 - Register today!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015
Houston City Hall
901 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002

Local Highlights

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PurpleLight Houston 2013

Houston 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.

PurpleStride Houston 2014

PurpleStride Houston was a great success! More than $264,000 were raised and nearly 2,000 participants came together at NRG park on November 1 to make strides in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Race results and event photos will be available at www.purplestride.org/houston.

Thanks to all who helped plan, volunteered, and participated in this amazing event! 



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 Houston Affiliate is looking to fill the following positions:

Volunteer Chair: Recruits, orients and engages volunteers to support needs in the local community. 

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, please email Jennifer Moffett at jmoffett@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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