Chris Benson

  • From 2019 PurpleStride

    From 2019 PurpleStride

Chris Benson


Raised: $675

Goal: $1,000

PurpleStride is back!

Since 2010, our team has proudly participated in PurpleStride Maryland in memory of Uncle Joel, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Over the past 13 years, we have witnessed tremendous progress in the fight against this devastating disease, and we need your help to keep the momentum going.

When we first began our journey in 2010, the 5-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer was a disheartening 6%. However, the survival rate has improved through relentless research, advocacy, and awareness efforts. As of 2023, the 5-year survival rate had doubled to 12%. This remarkable increase is a testament to the importance of funding and supporting pancreatic cancer research and initiatives.

Our team is committed to making a difference by raising funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), which tirelessly works to improve patient outcomes and increase survival rates. With your generous donations, we can continue to support PanCAN's critical research, patient support services, and advocacy efforts.

We urge you to join us in this fight by making a donation to our team. No contribution is too small, as every dollar helps advance the cause and brings us one step closer to a world without pancreatic cancer. Your support means the world to us and to the countless individuals and families who are affected by this disease.

Together, we can stride forward and create a brighter future for pancreatic cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. Thank you for your support and for helping us make a tangible difference in the lives of those touched by pancreatic cancer.

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  • $1,000GRANDCLUB

    Raise $1,000 and Join the PanCAN PurpleStride Grand Club

About PanCAN PurpleStride

Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate event to end pancreatic cancer.

On One Big Day, through 60 PurpleStride events taking place across the country, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together and walk to honor everyone affected by the disease.

PurpleStride is the number one way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.