Alison Takacs

  • Last family photo - August 2008

    Last family photo - August 2008

Alison Takacs


Raised: $2,136

Goal: $15,000

Welcome to my PanCAN PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Dear Friends,

I’m taking steps to end pancreatic cancer at PanCAN's PurpleStride on Saturday, April 29, 2023.  Thank you so much for all of your past support!  You know that each and every one of you has truly made a difference in what PanCAN has been able to accomplish.  I hope you will help us keep the momentum going this year.

I am excited to be returning to Boston for PurpleStride 2023!  The event takes place 15 years and one day after Jim's stage 4 diagnosis, which explains the lofty personal fundraising goal I have set for myself for PS 2023.  Boston seemed like the right place to be this year, reunited with my co-captain, Steve Brooks, on the team I started back in 2011 for Boston's inaugural PS (Team Takacs that first year, but I changed the name shortly thereafter to acknowledge one of my idols in this movement, Randy Pausch, ("Imagineers") and to include all of us who are making a difference ("United."))  Steve kept the team going when I moved on to PS Raleigh and then PS Tennessee.  I look forward to joining forces again this year and I know our team can raise a lot of money to make more headway in the progress being made by our brilliant and dedicated researchers and care providers.

I want to make the biggest impact on the lives of pancreatic cancer patients – and I need your help to do that!

PanCAN PurpleStride is the number one way PanCAN raises money to fund vital research that can bring new treatment options to patients, and gives them free, personalized one-to-one support through PanCAN Patient Services.

Here’s where you come in! I’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal – because the more money I raise, the bigger impact we make – and would appreciate a gift of any size to help me get there. 

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support!

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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.