Susan Popik

Susan Popik


Raised: $1,030

Goal: $20,000

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Dear Friends,

In February 2015, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. A few months earlier, our dear friend Peter had succumbed to this dreadful disease after just 18 months. While some part of me realized that I might well be looking at the same fate — the 5-year survival rate at the time was only around 5% — the irrational part of me refused to believe that. Thus began a year-long blur of treatment: chemo, surgery, more chemo, radiation. Six years later, I’m still standing.

Shortly after my diagnosis, my daughters discovered PanCAN and learned about PurpleStride, which was scheduled for a few months later. They immediately decided to form a team, and Sue and Peter’s Striders was born. Our intrepid band of family and friends-that-might-as-well-be-family has participated in every PurpleStride since. Sue and Peter’s Striders will be donning our purple best and virtually striding again this year.

The work that PanCAN does, and the resources it provides, are truly remarkable, and I am honored to serve as Affiliate Chair for PanCAN’s San Francisco Affiliate. In these difficult times, patients and families need us now more than ever. Every dollar you give means more patients can benefit from PanCAN’s free, one-on-one support, personalized information, services, and resources. 

Thank you for helping to WAGE HOPE and to improve patients’ lives.


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  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    3 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    10 educational

  • $480

    Raised $480 to
    support 6 research
    grantees for a day

  • $1,000GRANDCLUB

    Raised $1K
    to be in the
    Grand Club

About PanCAN's PurpleStride

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) PurpleStride is a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services to accelerate progress for pancreatic cancer patients.

On one powerful day through nearly 60 PurpleStride events nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together 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.