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Fight Pancreatic Cancer in Austin: Volunteer to Help Spread the Word

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Pancreatic cancer is currently the third leading cause of all cancer-related death in the United States - and impacts every state across the country. In order to rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer we need communities nationwide to join together and create a movement. This national movement needs your leadership and vision to continue to thrive and grow!

We are looking for a passionate, organized volunteer to lead the planning of our 5K fundraising event, PurpleStride, for our Austin Affiliate in the Spring. This is an incredible opportunity to be the heartbeat of an event that brings hope, funding, and education to the pancreatic cancer community. In this leadership position, you would be supported by a staff member from the organization but empowered to own the event, be creative, and build a strong committee to help you with all of the planning aspects. There is robust training offered and it is a great project to add to any portfolio or resume.

If you are interested in expanding your skills, building meaningful relationships and truly making a difference in this fight, please email: Donavon Roberson at droberson@pancanvolunteer.org for more information!

The 5-year survival rate of Pancreatic Cancer is only 9%. That is why we need an army to change the future of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

We're looking for amazing volunteers to be part of our local Austin Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as we help to raise awareness of this disease locally. We have volunteer opportunities in several areas including our walk to end pancreatic cancer, PurpleStride Austin, November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, community outreach, education, media and more!

Here are some specific areas where we can use your talents:
- Media outreach for November Awareness Month and PurpleStride
- Assisting with PurpleStride sponsors outreach
- Helping with PurpleStride volunteer coordination
- Outreach to local cancer centers, oncologists and GI specialists
- Joining us at local information tabling events
- Engaging with local business for November Awareness Month participation
- Creating awareness on your social media accounts
- Assisting with managing our local MailChimp communications
- Participating in local advocacy efforts or actions

Please contact us with any questions and let us know your area of interest so we can direct you to the right team member.

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Mission Statement

Of the major cancers, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate. In 2010, our organization declared a bold and aggressive vision: After seeing too little progress in pancreatic cancer survival in over half a century, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network put a stake in the ground to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020. Today we are aiming to raise $200 million by 2020, which will ensure that we continue to accelerate progress.


Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the global leader in the fight against pancreatic cancer with a bold and comprehensive approach to Wage Hope through research, patient services, advocacy and community action. Our urgent mission is to improve outcomes for patients battling the disease today and double patient survival by 2020.

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Camp MabryAustin, TX 78703



  • Event Planning / Management
  • Public Advocacy
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • It can be anywhere from 1-3 hours a week to help us make an impact. Some event roles will be busier as the event approaches in November.
  • We may ask you to join committee conference calls to be a part of our group and we'd love for you to be at our PurpleStride walk to end pancreatic cancer in November.

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