Caryn Friedman

  • Join me at PanCAN PurpleStride and help me reach my fundraising goal. Saturday, April 29, 2023

    Join me at PanCAN PurpleStride and help me reach my fundraising goal. Saturday, April 29, 2023

Caryn Friedman


Raised: $13,819

Goal: $15,000

Welcome to my PanCAN PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Update-We only need $1600 to meet our goal of $15,000  If you donate by tomorrow you will help to make possible for Team WAK (William Arthur Kolen) to be  #1 in fundraisers for the Chicago walk We are #2 as of this posting. We appreciate and and all amounts <3

Hi there, 

     It's hard to believe it’s been 10 years since we experienced that great smile, dumb dad jokes, a hike in the Rockies, a golf game including that well known banana slice, and the passion Bill(y) brought to all he did in life.    

     That passion in life included his work at LAF, (now known as Legal Aid Chicago) helping people living in poverty. This is a quote from Bill(y)'s last email to his staff."My wish is that as you go through your days at work, you will be thankful for having the chance to make a difference in the world and make others' lives better because of something you did." This is an opportunity for all of us to make a difference in the world and improve the lives of people impacted by pancreatic cancer. 

     I want to make the biggest impact on the lives of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and their families/friends– and I need your help to do that! I’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal of $15,000 and would appreciate a gift of any size to help reach our goal. Since 3 was Bill(y)'s favorite number, I am encouraging you to give an amount that has a 3 in it... $3, $30, $300 etc.  I will be matching 50% of your donation up to $3000. 

Just click the Register Button at the top of this page and follow a few easy steps to get set up.

Please save the date

Saturday April 29, 2023

A Celebrations of Bill(y)'s life and 

to help end pancreatic cancer through PanCAN PurpleStride 

I am hoping to get a HUGE team to join our family and friends who will walk together in memory of Bill(y) and to raise money for PanCAN. 

PanCAN PurpleStride is the #1 way PanCAN raises money to fund 

  • vital research that can bring new treatment options to patients
  •  early detection 
  • free personalized one-to-one support through PanCAN Patient Services

I am grateful for all the support and guidance PanCAN provided, free of charge, when Bill(y) was diagnosed. 

     I hope you will support Team WAK (William Arthur Kolen) by joining us and/or making a donation. Thank you for your support!


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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.