John Sheehan

  • We all can help make a difference!!!

    We all can help make a difference!!!

John Sheehan


Raised: $7,564

Goal: $5,000

Everything we do makes a difference!

On Saturday, April 30th, 2022, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is hosting the 2022 Purple Stride. This is a great event designed at increasing awareness of pancreatic cancer as well as raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s mission to advance research, support patients, and create hope and encouragement for those who are fighting pancreatic cancer. I would like to invite you to join me at this year's virtual PurpleStride to provide support for fighting this disease. Last year, our team raised a team record $11,125! Over the past 8 years, our team has raised over $71,000!  That is fabulous!  We have an awesome team and we have a lot of fun!!! We are looking to break our team record again this year!!!

I was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer on October 7, 2011. Fortunately for me, this rare form was far less aggressive than the adenocarcinoma that affects 95% of all pancreatic cancer patients and had not spread beyond my pancreas. On November 3rd, 2011, I had surgery to remove it and I am grateful to say I celebrated 10 years on being cancer free on November 3rd, 2021.  The most important message I can give you today is that if you do not feel well or even normal in any aspect of your health for any extended period of time, I urge you to see your physician. Do not be satisfied until you feel normal again!

Because of my experience, as well as witnessing the battles of many others with pancreatic cancer, I remain committed to fighting this disease and helping others. We need to Wage Hope! The key to helping others starts with knowledge which helps to create action. While pancreatic cancer has the lowest incidence rate among all of the common types of cancer, it is the most deadly with a five year survival rate of only 9%. The mortality rate is high due to difficulty in diagnosing and treating it. It is the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s mission to advance research in diagnostic and treatment of pancreatic cancer and I hope you will join me in supporting this cause.I'm raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in PurpleRideStride.

Please make a donation today and help me to reach my fundraising goal!

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To join our team, simply click on the link below, and then click on “Join.”

Thanks for your physical, mental, or monetary support and I hope you can join Team Make a Difference on September 15th!

Help Us Make a Difference!

John (Survivor!)

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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.