Local Information

Madison, WI

Contact Sasha Muraoka
Regional Affiliate Manager

“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 Madison 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Warner Park
Madison, WI

Local Highlights

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PurpleLight Madison 2014

Madison came together to honor, inspire and remember all those affected by pancreatic cancer at PurpleLight on October 26, 2014. Survivors, family and friends illuminated purple glow sticks as they heard their loved ones’ names read aloud, helping to light the night purple. Madison was joined by thousands of participants at more than 45 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.

PurpleStride Madison 2014

PurpleStride Madison 2014 was a wonderful and inspiring day! This year's 5K and 2-mile run/walk was hosted at The Duck Pond at Warner Park. Nearly 2,300 participants showed up to turn Madison purple on April 27. Together they raised more than $246,000. Needless to say, the event was a huge success!


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 Madison Affiliate is currently looking to fill the following roles:

  • PurpleLight Chair: The PurpleLight Chair works with the Community Outreach PurpleLight Specialist and other Headquarters staff to lead the effort to plan and coordinate the local affiliate’s signature awareness event benefitting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
  • Affiliate Chair - The Affiliate Chair leads the affiliate and other core role leaders, while serving as a liaison between local volunteers and staff at our National office.
  • Community Engagement Chair - The Community Engagement Chair leads the effort to create awareness about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, our Patient & Liaison Services (PALS) program in the local community.
  • Volunteer Chair - The Volunteer Chair will recruit new people to volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in “city”
  • Sponsorship Ambassador - The Sponsorship Ambassador works with the affiliate to prospect, cultivate and steward sponsorship and corporate team opportunities to benefit affiliate fundraising events.
  • 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 these positions, or the local effort in particular, please email Regional Affiliate Manager, Sasha Muraoka, at smuraoka@pancan.org.

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

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