Community Volunteer

Save to Favorites

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Portland Affiliate

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 29 people are interested

The Portland Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is seeking volunteers to help in their efforts to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer and enhance the fundraising efforts for pancreatic cancer research. Because we are the only affiliate in Oregon, we welcome volunteers from all cities, communities, and areas in Oregon. Our goal is to raise funds, create awareness about pancreatic cancer, educate the public about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and develop a community among those affected by pancreatic cancer. We have opportunities areas such as event planning, community outreach, fundraising, marketing, media/pr, social media, advocacy and donor development. Please contact Helen Dillen at hdillen@pancanvolunteer.org for further information on these exciting volunteer opportunities!

Are you a ready to change the future in the fight against pancreatic cancer!

Mission Statement

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 fully committed to providing the most comprehensive set of programs and services to fight this very difficult disease. Our commitment and passion are driven by our mission: to advance research, support patients and create hope for anyone facing pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States. This year, ne arly 44,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and more than 37,000 will die from it.

RESEARCH: To date, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has awarded 66 grants at biomedical research institutions throughout the US, with a total investment surpassing $10 million. http://pancan.org/

GET INVOLVED: Thousands of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network volunteers across the country are taking action to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. http://pancan.org/volunteer

PATIENT AND LIAISON SERVICES: Since 2002, the PALS program has provided information and resources to nearly 60,000 patients and families. http://pancan.org/

ADVOCACY: With a strong presence in Washington, DC, we actively take our fight to Congress by continually working with elected officials about the need for increased spending for pancreatic cancer research. http://pancan.org/takeaction

PURPLESTRIDE Boise is a 5k walk/fun run which is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Each year, in communities across the country, tens of thousands of people participate in more than fifty-six PurpleStride events, including PurpleStride Boise. These events are critical in raising awareness and funds that advance research and support patients and loved ones with a promise of a better tomorrow.

Volunteers are need in advanced planning as well as day-of-event. Opportunities in logistics, entertainment, advocacy, hospitality, marketing, recruitment, and sponsorship are all available. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is blazing new trails in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Join us for PurpleStride Boise and together we will continue to rewrite the book on how to fight this deadly disease

More opportunities with Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Portland Affiliate

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Portland Affiliate

Location:

N/A, Portland, OR 97221, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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. 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. We create a sense of hope and community so no one has to face pancreatic cancer alone.

Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Only 6% of pancreatic cancer patients survive more than five years. This is the LOWEST survival rate for all cancers. This year 43,140 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010 and 36,800 will pass away from the disease. There are no early detection methods, and currently there is NO CURE.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is making an impact. We have increased federal funding for pancreatic cancer research from $17 million in 1999 to $87 million in 2008. However, this is simply not enough.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various Locations / HomePortland, OR 97221

(45.49405,-122.73239)
 

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accounting
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

Report this opportunity