Local Information

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Contact Sonya Martin

“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

PanCan Benefit Jam
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015
Mezamiz Coffee House
3909 South 7th St.
Abilene, TX 79605

PurpleStride DFW 2015
Sunday, Nov 8, 2015
Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Dallas, TX 75201

Local Highlights

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PurpleStride DFW 2014

PurpleStride DFW 2014 was a powerful and inspiring day. More than 3,200 participants gathered in Klyde Warren Park to create hope for the pancreatic cancer community. 

Participants, sponsors, and donors rallied together to raise more than $562,000!

Thank you to all who supported the event by taking strides to fight pancreatic cancer. 

PurpleLight DFW 2015

DFW 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. DFW 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.

To learn more about the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Sonya Martin at smartin@pancanvolunteer.org.


The Dallas-Fort Worth Affiliate is looking to fill the following positions:

Affiliate Chair: Motivates the local affiliate to achieve goals that impact the national strategy and lead the local leadership to be a productive, cohesive resource in the community. 

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

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

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