Jane Ehrenstrom

  • Mom. Miss you. Every. Single. Day.

    Mom. Miss you. Every. Single. Day.

  • Brother Curt/Coach E. Miss you. Every. Single. Day.

    Brother Curt/Coach E. Miss you. Every. Single. Day.

Jane Ehrenstrom


Raised: $10,826

Goal: $10,000

PurpleStride 2023 on Saturday, April 29, 2023, in 60 events across the country!

PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, is back at Soldier Field on April 29, 2023! Great news this year - for the second year in a row, the 5-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer patients has increased by one point to 12%. This may not seem like a lot, but just one percentage point increase means 641 more patients will enjoy life with their loved ones five years after their diagnosis. This is thanks to donors like you who have contributed to funding scientific research, better treatments, advocacy for increased Federal funding, and patient support programs provided at no charge from PanCAN.


You probably know that I have been fundraising for PanCAN since 2014 when my brother, Curt, Coach E from Mt. Carmel High School, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was a gut punch since my mom died from this same disease more than 30 years earlier. While the increased survival rate news is amazing, it was only in the single digits when Curt died; and not even tracked during my mom's battle with the disease. Our job is not done.


An estimated 64,050 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2023, more people than ever before. Approximately 50,550 Americans are expected to die from the disease this year.


And while pancreatic cancer is currently the 10th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., it remains the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Pancreatic cancer is on track to become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths before 2030. So, your generous donation is crucial to continue our work. I humbly ask you again to click "DONATE TO JANE" to help me reach my fundraising goal.


Maybe you would like to stride with us and help raise critically needed funds.  We'd love to have you on team CARA Friends.  Just click "JOIN THIS TEAM" below and create your own personal fundraising page.


Thank you for your support! I am so grateful.

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About PanCAN PurpleStride

Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer.

On Saturday, April 27, 2024, at nearly 60 events 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 PanCAN's signature community celebration, raising money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.