Ian Slepian

Ian Slepian


Raised: $21,319

Goal: $20,000

Welcome to My Personal Page

My wife, Beth, was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer in April, 2016. She was not a candidate for surgery,  the only potentially curative treatment.

 We are very fortunate that Beth  is in the 1-3% of patients diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer to live 5 years. She has endured 115 chemo treatments, 5 liver biopsies,  months on an oral agent, an NIH  immunotherapy clinical trial that unfortunately  did not work, Y 90 radioembolization to the liver, and  radiation to bone and brain. Though grateful for her survival thus far,  we are worried as Beth is running out of options. 

Beth's treatment regimens and clinical trial are made possible by research. PanCAN is a major funder of research including clinical trials, for pancreatic cancer.

 We want to make further progress in research to open up new, effective treatments for pancreatic cancer, for Beth and all current and future patients.

Last year, we raised  $20,000 for PanCAN PurpleStride, which supports research grants, coordination of tumor molecular profiling ("Know Your Tumor") to help find targeted therapy, patient information and advocacy. We have been active volunteers for PanCAN, including advocating for legislative funding.

 Please help us improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients with your donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), a 4-star non-profit from Charity Navigator for the 17th year in a row. No donation is too small (or big). We very much appreciate your support.

Thank you,


Donate to Ian

Download Printable Donation Form

Ian's Achievements

  • Connected
    to Facebook to

  • Made a

  • Updated
    My Fundraising

  • Reached

  • I'm a

  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational

  • $480

    Raised $480 to
    support 1 research
    grantee for 3 weeks

  • $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.