Leon Schneider

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Leon Schneider


Raised: $4,982

Goal: $5,000

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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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.