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Contact Carol Foreman
Community Advocate

“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

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Local Highlights

Community Representatives Bring Awareness

The Paducah Community Represenative has been on the move!  Recently, local volunteers hosted awareness tables at various health fairs, distributed PALS packets throughout the community, and represented the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at Kentucky Oaks Mall during a speech with the "Mall Walkers." We also recently partnered with The Kentucky Cancer Program to tape an educational segment on pancreatic cancer and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - more information coming soon!
Community Representative Carol Foreman (right) and another volunteer raising awareness about pancreatic cancer at a local health fair

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PurpleLight Western Kentucky 2014

Western Kentucky 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. Western Kentucky 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.

Kentucky Advocates Meeting with Senator Mitch McConnell Advocacy Day 2013

Outreach at McCracken County High School for November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Advocacy Day 2013 Western Kentucky Advocates meeting with Congressman Ed Whitfield on Capitol Hill

Advocates on Capitol Hill Advocacy Day 2013

Volunteers hosting an Education & Outreach Table for the "Senior Day Out" Health Fair in Paducah,KY

Lourdes Hospital in Paducah KY Shines Purple for November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month


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 local volunteers focus their efforts on educating elected officials about pancreatic cancer with the goal to increase federal funding for pancreatic cancer research.

Help us fight back against this disease! To learn more about getting involved with the local effort, please email Carol Foreman at cforeman@pancanvolunteer.org.

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