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Volunteers in Action!
Carol Chudy, Tamara McCullen, Denny LaVercombe and Jan LaVercombe
PurpleStride Birmingham 2014
PurpleStride Birmingham 2014 presented by UAB Medicine was a powerful and inspiring day. On February 22, a sea of purple took over Homewood Central Park and made great strides in the fight against pancreatic cancer! More than 760 participants raised more than $95,000 to advance research, support patients, and create hope for the pancreatic cancer community.
June Social Event
On June 11th Birmingham volunteers met at the Good People Restaurant Birmingham for an affiliate meeting and finished the night cheering on the Baron’s at Regions Field. It was a fun evening for the whole family that also raiseed pancreatic cancer awareness and supported the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Check back to learn about more fun Spring events.
Advocacy Day 2013
Three representatives from Alabama traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Seventh Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day to join volunteers from across the country to meet with members of Congress. Since the passage of the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act (H.R. 733 and S. 362), our efforts continue to urge Congress to direct more funding to our cause.
Getting ready to meet with Senator Jeff Sessions. Pictures l to r: Bruce Clements, volunteer advocate from Birmingham; Laurie Boyle, Community Representative in Mobile; Sue Clements, Volunteer Chair, Birmingham Affiliate
Alabama volunteers prepping before a meeting on the Hill
PurpleLight Birmingham 2014
Birmingham 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. Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 740 participants and raised over $121,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Thank you for all of your support!