Local Information

National Capital Area

Contact Colleen Kmiecik
Volunteer Chair

National Capital Area Affiliate Sponsored by:

 “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 Washington, D.C. 2015 - Register today!
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015
Freedom Plaza
Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 13th and 14th Streets
Washington, DC 20004

Advocacy Day 2015 - Training Sessions
Monday, Jun 22, 2015 - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Advocacy Day 2015 - Capitol Hill
Monday, Jun 22, 2015 - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Local Highlights

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PurpleStride Washington, D.C. 2014

PurpleStride Washinton, D.C presented by The Eileen McCarthy Gallant Family on June 14 was a huge success!

We had more than 4,250 participants join us at Freedom Plaza, including 78 volunteers and 65 survivors. Together we were able to raise $727,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and donors who made this success possible.

Visit www.purplestride.org/dc to view photos!

PurpleLight Washington, D.C. 2014

Washington, D.C. 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. D.C. 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.


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 National Capital Area affiliate is currently looking for the following opening position: 

Affiliate Chair – Motivates the local affiliate to achieve goals that impact the national strategy and lead the local leadership to be a productive, cohesive resource in the community.

To learn more about the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Teresa Barth at tbarth@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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