Alison Takacs

  • PurpleStride 2020

    PurpleStride 2020

  • Last family portrait (2008)

    Last family portrait (2008)

Alison Takacs


Raised: $3,819

Goal: $6,100

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Why is my goal $6100?  Because Jim, my healthy husband who was taken down by pancreatic cancer at age 47, should be celebrating his 61st birthday a week before PurpleStride.

This past year and a half has taken a toll on everyone, some more than others. While so much of what we participate in, or like to do in our free time has been canceled, one thing that was never canceled or slowed down is cancer. Pancreatic cancer patients continued to receive their devastating diagnoses and families continue to lose loved ones. Know what else didn't stop? The amazing teams of dedicated researchers determined to find an early detection method and better treatment options. The thousands of volunteers across the country who raise money and awareness continue our advocacy work and fundraising by making our PurpleStrides virtual, bringing them to neighborhoods across the country. And pancreatic cancer patients continue to face this insidious disease and hold out hope that we will see even more progress in the days ahead.

For those of you who have been with us since the beginning, we thank you! For every donor who has supported us once, or at all of our past TEN PurpleStrides, we appreciate each and every one of you. And we welcome newcomers - either as donors or participants. 

Please make a gift of any size to get me one step closer to my fundraising goal and improving more patients’ lives. 

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support.

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Alison's Achievements

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  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    3 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    10 educational

  • $480

    Raised $480 to
    support 6 research
    grantees for a day

  • $1,000GRANDCLUB

    Raised $1K
    to be in the
    Grand Club

About PanCAN's PurpleStride

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) PurpleStride is a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services to accelerate progress for pancreatic cancer patients.

On one powerful day through nearly 60 PurpleStride events nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together 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.