Melanie Pettingill

Melanie Pettingill

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Raised: $90

Goal: $260

Welcome to My Personal Page

I'm raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in PurpleStride.  As many of you know, we lost my mom to pancreatic cancer in December of 2010 just days after her diagnosis.  20 years before we lost her father, my grandfather, to pancreatic cancer as well.  I know joining the fight against pancreatic cancer will never bring her back, but I do hope that my battle will change the fate of any other family member that may be next as well as the fate for any loved ones of yours that may hear those terrible words.


I'm forever disappointed that pancreatic cancer has moved from the 4th to the 3rd leading cause of cancer death since my involvement.  I dread the fact that it is projected to become the 2nd leading cause by 2020.  I am THRILLED that the 5 year survival rate has gone from just 6% (where it sat for 40 years) to 9%.  9% is still way too low and seems so minimal to many but I see that 1/3 increase as hope & proof that what we are doing is working!  

By making a donation to me, you are supporting efforts to double survival for this deadly disease by 2020.

Please make a donation today and help me to reach my fundraising goal!

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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.

At nearly 60 PurpleStride events in communities nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters passionate about changing the future of pancreatic cancer come together to celebrate and 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.