Rick Leonard

  • My Uncle, Stan Scherdorf, c. 2001

    My Uncle, Stan Scherdorf, c. 2001

  • My mom, Bette, with Uncle Stan, c. 1943

    My mom, Bette, with Uncle Stan, c. 1943

Rick Leonard


Raised: $16,500

Goal: $14,544

Team Stan the Man: Honoring Stan Scherdorf!

Join us in our vison to create a world in which all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive!

Team Stan the Man: Honoring Stan Scherdorf!

We honor my uncle, Stan Scherdorf  -- by choosing to Demand Better -- joining the fight. A victim of pancreatic cancer, Stan was taken from us in 2001 -- far too soon and less than three months after diagnosis-- and we choose to be motivated to action in order to change the status quo for this terrible disease.

By participating in PurpleStride Los Angeles again this year (Saturday, April 27), we seek to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), which has a comprehensive strategy to improve the future for patients and their families, by raising awareness, by advocating for more federal funding, by directly funding more peer-reviewed research and by providing important services to patients and families currently facing the disease. Ultimately, we want to put an end to this disease. Make it a part of history. Just imagine that for a moment!

This year is especially meaningful to Rick because he's retiring from PanCAN on April 30, 2024...three day's after PurpleStride! 
 Rick would be grateful for your support of him, his team -- Purple Reign -- and PanCAN's efforts to improve outcomes for patients facing this disease.  PurpleStride 2024 is Rick's retirement party!

It's up to all of us! Please join us at the event, join our team -- Purple Reign -- or make a donation*. Or both! Even if you can't come to the event, you can be a "virtual" team member. But action is necessary -- sitting on your hands is not an option! -- and we all have a meaningful opportunity to be part of the solution; don't pass that up! And thank you for your consideration.

Robin and Rick Leonard 

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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.