Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt


Raised: $6,017

Goal: $500

Welcome to Mike's Personal Page

I am Mike Hoyt.  I have Pancreatic Cancer.  The diagnosis over seven years ago was a complete surprise to me and my family as my family has no known history of pancreatic cancer.  Pancreatic cancer is a lifetime curse I and fellow patients have to live with.  At this point, I expect to be getting chemo the rest of my life to control the cancer.  For most of us, that lifetime is all too short.  I have been fortunate to be around for seven- and one-half years.  Since I was initially diagnosed as Stage 4, I had less than a 9% chance of surviving 5 years.  Fortunately, I am still around and have no detectible cancer due to a treatment protocol just developed prior to my treatment through cancer research.  The downside is my cancer markers are slowly rising so I will need to seek an alternative.  

As you can see, the outlook for pancreatic cancer patients is bleak.  Currently, there are many potential treatments for pancreatic cancer that are being studied or could be studied if funded.  Pancreatic cancer research is needed to find a cure to this dreaded disease.

Our team is raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in a 5K PurpleStride this year.  Please feel welcome to join the team as well.  

By making a donation to our team, you are supporting efforts to increase survival for this deadly disease by 2025. 

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

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  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational

  • $480

    Raised $480 to
    support 1 research
    grantee for 3 weeks

  • $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.