Local Information

Charlotte, NC

Contact Shannon Gardner
Volunteer 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

PurpleStride Charlotte 2015
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015
Marshall Park
800 E. Third Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


Local Highlights

PurpleLight Charlotte 2015

Charlotte came together to honor, inspire and remember all those affected by pancreatic cancer at PurpleLight on March 1, 2015. Survivors, family and friends illuminated purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud, helping to light the night purple. Charlotte was joined by thousands of participants at more than 20 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 Charlotte 2014!

PurpleStride Charlotte 2014 was a wonderful and inspiring day! This year's 5K run and family-friendly walk was hosted at Central Piedmont Community College. Over 1,100 participants showed up to turn Charlotte purple on September 6. Together they raised more than $168,000 - and we're still counting! Needless to say, the event was a huge success!  Stay tuned here for event photos and updates!
 
Check out amazing media coverage on the event!







 


Volunteer


VOLUNTEER

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.

We are currently seeking to fill the following volunteer position(s):
 
PurpleLight Chair - Leads the effort to plan and coordinate the local affiliate’s PurpleLight event to help create awareness and honor those facing pancreatic cancer.

To get involved with the local effort, pleae contact Shannon Gardner at sgardner@pancanvolunteer.org
 
Together, we can know it, fight it, and end it!

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