Leon Schneider

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    The Finish!!

Leon Schneider


Raised: $2,298

Goal: $3,120

Leon Schneider - 17.5 Year Survivor

On July 29, 2004 I was told I had Pancreatic Cancer. At that time, 6% of all Pancreatic Cancer patients survived for 5 years. On August 9, I underwent the Whipple procedure in a Tulsa hospital. I was in the hospital 23 days. In October I began chemo with radiation for 7 weeks; then after 3 weeks of rest underwent another 6 weeks of chemo. These last 17 years have been some of the best years of my life. Having gone through this, it has changed me and given me a strong desire to help others. By increasing the survival rate, I am giving others a better chance to have this extended life that I have been able to enjoy. Today the survival rate has increased to 11%.  

I'm raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in PurpleStride. I had Pancreatic Cancer in 2004 and am one of the blessed survivors of a disease that claims 90% within the first 5 years. My team name (Survived 18) is named for my 18 years of survival.

By making a donation to me, you are supporting efforts to increase the 5 year survival rate to 20% by 2030.

Please join my team or 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.