Local Information

Kansas City, MO

Contact Kathy Hogan
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

Kansas City March Affiliate Meeting
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
Johnson County Oak Park Library-Glass Room
9500 Bluejacket
Overland Park, KS 66204

The Smile Generation presents Have A Skate With Bob and the Missouri Mavericks
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015
Independence Events Center
Independence19100 E Valley View Pkwy
Indenpendence, MO 64055

PurpleStride Kansas City 2015 - Register today!
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Frank A. Theis Park
Kansas City, MO 64110

Local Highlights

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PurpleStride Kansas City 2014

Your time and efforts, volunteering, fundraising and raising awareness truly contributed to our mission to double pancreatic survival by 2020. 

We couldn't have done it without the support of all of our participants, volunteers, team captains, and sponsors.  The event had more than 2,600 participants and raised more than $295,000. 

For photos from the event, visit www.purplestride.org.  

PurpleLight Kansas City 2014

Kansas City 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. Kansas City 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.

To learn more about the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Kathy Hogan at khogan@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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