Local Information

Northern New Jersey

Contact Franco Juricic
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

PurpleLight Northern New Jersey 2015 - Register today!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015
Camp Harmony
206 Mount Horeb Rd.
Warren, NJ 07059

Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015
Behind Morristown Municipal Court Building
South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

Northern New Jersey Affiliate Meeting
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015
Millburn Public Library, Upstairs Meeting Room B
200 Glen Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041

Local Highlights

Awareness Day with the Somerset Patriots

Over 470 supporters came out dressed in purple to watch the Somerset Patriots take on the Camden Riversharks on July 17th!  Not only did the Patriots win the game 9-1, but our PSA was played on the jumbotron and Representative Lance came out and spoke at the game in order to create awareness for pancreatic cancer and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  It was truly a great day for everyone who attended!

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Thank You and Happy Holidays

Thank you to everyone who participated in or contributed to PurpleStride New Jersey 2014! YOU helped make it a huge success!

Season's Greetings from your Northern New Jersey volunteer leadership team! Remember we do not hold a December meeting. See you in 2015!

PurpleStride New Jersey 2014

PurpleStride New Jersey 2014 was a huge success! on Sunday, November 9, we had nearly 2,400 registrants, 162 teams, and more than 160 volunteers come together. Together we were able to raise $342,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

This event wouldn't have been possible without the support of all of our participants, volunteers, sponsors and donors - thank you!

To see race results, event photos, and an updated fundraising amount, please visit www.purplestride.org/newjersey.


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 Northern New Jersey Affiliate is currently looking to fill the following position(s):

Media Relations Chair - Creates awareness about pancreatic cancer, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and local Affiliate activities through media and social media outreach.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering in Northern New Jersey, please email Affiliate Chair, Sandra Gusciora Field at sfield@pancanvolunteer.org for more information.

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