Local Information

Jacksonville, FL

Contact Ken Keating
Affiliate Chair

“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 Jacksonville - Register today!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015
St. Johns County Pier Pavilion
350 A1A Beach Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Local Highlights

PurpleStride Jacksonville 2014

PurpleStride Jacksonville 2014 was a wonderful and inspiring day! This year's 5K run and family-friendly walk was hosted at Jacksonville Beach Pavilion Seawalk. Over 1,000 participants showed up to turn Jacksonville purple on September 27. Together they raised more than $134,000 - and we're still counting! Needless to say, the event was a huge success!  Stay tuned here for event photos and updates!

You can still donate to this event at www.purplestride.org/jacksonville, and event photos will be posted soon at www.purplestride.org.




National PurpleLight Vigil for Hope

PurpleLight Jacksonville took place on November 20, 2011.  This event happened in conjunction with over 50 additional PurpleLight Vigils across the country, honoring loved ones who have faced pancreatic cancer and commemorating November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

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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.

To learn more about the local effort, or to sign up as a general volunteer, please email Ken Keating at kkeating@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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