Local Information

San Antonio, TX

Contact Guillermo Dekat
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

PurpleLight San Antonio 2015 - Register today!
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015
Brackenridge Park - Koehler Pavilion
3700 N. Saint Mary's St.
San Antonio, TX 78212


Local Highlights

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PurpleLight San Antonio 2013

San Antonio went purple on October 27, 2013 for PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope. Family and friends of those touched by pancreatic cancer came together to gain both comfort and encouragement by illuminating purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud. Joined by nearly 20,000 participants in more than 80 communities across the country, this marked the largest participation in PurpleLight history and helped kick off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

Photos will be posted at www.purplelight.org when they are available.

PurpleStride San Antonio 2014

PurpleStride San Antonio 2014 was a powerful and inspiring day. More than 1,500 participants gathered in Retama Park to create hope for the pancreatic cancer community. 

Participants, sponsors, and donors rallied together to raise more than $142,000. The event was so successful that the goal was increased several times leading up to event-day!

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


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. Learn more.

The San Antonio Affiliate is looking to fill the following volunteer positions:

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

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.

Donor & Corporate Ambassador: The Donor & Corporate Ambassador works with the affiliate to fundraise through the identification, engagement and solicitation of prospective supporters in the local community.

To learn more about the local effort in particular, or to sign up to volunteer, please email Guillermo Dekat at gdekat@pancanvolunteer.org.

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

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