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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

pcan_fullThe Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has a number of opportunities to get involved. If you’re interested in finding out more about them, connect with Allison Whisman at awhisman@pancanvolunteer.org.

Cultivate relationships with local businesses
Today, more than ever, companies want to be aligned with great causes. Companies that show community leadership and commitment to the greater good, can build an even stronger base of customers who feel good about buying their products or services. Now is your opportunity to Wage Hope by developing relationships with a variety of potential community leaders to raise money to support our goal of doubling pancreatic cancer survival by 2020. Are you ready to be a part of our nationwide network of passionate volunteers who are helping us rewrite the book on how to fight a deadly disease?

Bring individuals and families together
This year, thousands of people will attend one of over eighty PurpleLight ceremonies across the country. These events raise awareness and offer participants an opportunity to honor, inspire, and remember those affected by pancreatic cancer. With the support of our National Office staff, you’ll oversee the planning and execution of your local event to create an organized, memorable, and positive experience. As the PurpleLight Chair, you will give your community the chance to stand in solidarity with one another, honor their loved ones, and be part of a national movement.

Help people find the support they need
This year, nearly 50,000 people will be given the life-changing diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Help patients get the information and support they need to find a community of hope. As Community Engagement Chair, you’ll raise awareness about pancreatic cancer and network with community groups and stakeholders. Volunteer today and help those who need it most and make a difference in someone’s life today.

Advocate for a cure
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death and is projected to be the second leading cause of cancer deaths by 2020. Become an advocate for the pancreatic cancer community so that you can help change these dire statistics. We’ll help you learn how to build relationships with elected officials in your community and show you how to make an impact on federal policies affecting pancreatic cancer patients. Help us take our message to Washington and tell Congress to dedicate more funding to pancreatic cancer research so that we can double survival by 2020!

Assist volunteers in making a difference
Individuals in your community are hungry to get involved in the fight against pancreatic cancer – they just need someone to activate their passion and channel their energies. As Volunteer Chair, you’ll build relationships with folks from all walks of life, engaging them in volunteer opportunities that match their strengths, interests, and availability. Be the spark that ignites a movement in your community rooted in positivity, passion, and hope.

More About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Mission: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization raises money for direct private funding of research–and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding of medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network fills the void of information and options by giving patients and caregivers reliable, personalized information they need to make informed decisions. We create a sense of hope and community so no one has to face pancreatic cancer alone. The organization helps support individuals and communities all across the country work together to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

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