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Contact Jay Stern
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

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Local Highlights

Oklahoma Affiliate at Advocacy Day 2014

Oklahoma Affiliate Chair Jay Stern, Community Engagement Chair, Julie Linse, and Advocacy Chair, Mike Linse advocate for advances in pancreatic cancer research with their members of Congress at the eighth annual Advocacy Day on June 17 , 2014 in Washington D.C.
Oklahoma Affiliate Chair Jay Stern, Community Engagement Chair, Julie Linse, and Advocacy Chair, Mike Linse.

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PurpleStride Oklahoma 2014 presented by Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Mattress Firm

PurpleStride Oklahoma 2014 presented by Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Mattress Firm was a huge success! The event raised more than $111,000 and had more than 650 partiicpants. 

Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered, and took a stride with us to help fight pancreatic cancer.

You can still donate to this event at www.purplestride.org/oklahoma, and photos from the event will be available at at www.purplestride.org. Thanks for making a difference!

PurpleLight Oklahoma 2015

Oklahoma 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. Oklahoma 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.


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 Oklahoma Affiliate is looking to fill the following volunteer positions:

Donor and Corporate Ambassador: Leads the affiliate fundraising effort through identification, engagement and solicitation of prospective supporters including event teams, companies, healthcare institutions, families and individuals in the local community.

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. 

Volunteer Chair: Recruits, orients and engages volunteers to support needs in the local community. 

To learn more about the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Jay Stern at jstern@pancanvolunteer.org.

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