Welcome to My Fundraising Page for Z's Company!
I'm raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in PurpleStride, but all of it is in memory of my dad, Steve Zegree.
He was the healthiest person I knew. A runner (completed the Chicago marathon), rarely drank any alcohol (except on special occasions the Polish national beverage), and never smoked. Perhaps his only health offense was being a choco-holic. Besides being a dedicated father, he was an educator that had touched tens of thousands of lives over his 40-year music career. When the Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer diagnosis came, it didn't seem possible. None of the typical indicators fit. He didn't match the profile. He fought hard for 6 months and never lost his positive and giving attitude. Unfortunately, there is only an 8% chance of surviving PC for more than 5 years. That statistic was even lower during his fight.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network was my greatest resource during and after my dad's fight. By making a donation to me, you are supporting efforts to double survival for this deadly disease by 2020. My biggest hope is that everyone diagnosed with this horrible and fast acting disease (just under 50,000 people every year) will not have the same devasting odds to face.
Please make a donation today, help me to reach my fundraising goal, and #WageHope!