Melissa Witsil

Melissa Witsil


Raised: $8,699

Goal: $5,000

Welcome to my PanCAN PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

I'm back at it!  After taking a couple years off due to Covid and other obligations, I am once again taking steps at Purple Stride (Tampa), the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer, and raising funds for research, patient services, advocacy for more federal funding, and awareness for a disease that is too often overlooked.

As you know, this is a cause that’s very important to me and your support throughout the years has meant so much.  My wonderful mother was a victim of this terrible disease, and I promised her that I would honor her memory in fighting for a cure.  This will be my 9th year taking action to do just that and while still way too low, the five-year survival rate has doubled since I started the journey.  

I know there are so many great causes out there, but if you are so inclined to donate any amount, you can find the link to my page here.  It only takes a few moments, and your gift can change the future for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.
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  • $1,000GRANDCLUB

    Raise $1,000 and Join the PanCAN PurpleStride Grand Club

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.