Local Information

Northeastern PA

Contact Kevin Rizzardi
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

PurpleStride Northeastern PA 2015 - Register today!
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015
Lackawanna River Heritage Trail
3 West Olive Street
Scranton, PA 18504

Local Highlights

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PurpleStride Northeastern PA 2014

Thank you to everyone who supported PurpleStride Northeastern PA presented by Pizza by Papas on June 7!

We had more than 830 participants join us at Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, including 13 volunteers and 8 survivors. Together we were able to raise $76,000 for the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Thank you to the volunteers, sponsors and donors who made this success possible.

Visit www.purplestride.org/northeasternpa to view photos!

PurpleLight Northeastern PA

Northeastern PA 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. Northeastern PA 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.

We are currently seeking to fill the following position:

Donor and Corporate Ambassador - Works with the local volunteer Affiliate, Corporate & Community Relations Manager and other National Office staff to fundraise through identification, engagement and solicitation of propsective supporters including event teams, companies, healthcare institutions, families and individuals in the local community.

Sponsorship Ambassador - Prospects, cultivates and stewards sponsorship and corporate team opportunities to benefit affiliate fundraising events.

Team Ambassador – Engages and cultivates relationships with PurpleStride team captains to motivate and strengthen their fundraising and recruitment efforts.

To learn more about this position, or about the local effort, please email Kevin Rizzardi at krizzardi@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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