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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - Des Moines AffiliatePancreatic Cancer Action Network - Des Moines Affiliate
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. Read more
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’s unique volunteer program is made up of nearly 60 affiliates and more than 30 community advocates that represent the organization in their local communities.
With guidance from Pancreatic Cancer Action Network staff, local affiliates are led by a core volunteer leadership team that includes an Affiliate Coordinator, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Advocacy Coordinator, Media Representative and Event Coordinator. Beyond this core volunteer leadership team, other volunteers are encouraged to join committees supporting each core area to help carry out the organization’s mission at the local level. Separate from affiliates, community representatives are located in target areas identified by Headquarters and focus on creating awareness in their local community, while engaging in outreach to healthcare professionals, elected officials and the local media on behalf of the organization.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network staff provides one-on-one guidance and support to all of volunteer leaders and offers many resources and tools to aid volunteers in their efforts to further the organization’s mission.