Robert Duran

Robert Duran

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Raised: $14,963

Goal: $11,000

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Metastatic Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer - Again!

Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is recognized as the king of all cancers because it is one of the most deadly with a five-year survival rate only 6% when I was diagnosed. Today, the five-year survival rate has almost doubled to 10% and much of that success can be attributed to the funds raised for Pancreatic Cancer research. Even so, a 10% survival rate is still way too low.

Since I was diagnosed, I fought and beat multiple recurrences of the cancer, so I'm a four-time (2014, 2017, 2019, 2021) Pancreatic cancer survivor which makes me a one or two percenter.

Most recently, routine CT scans from September 2021 showed the cancer metastasized to my liver and right lung and I went back on chemo for the third time. I've been on chemo the past six months. This is the same treatment I followed in the past - get chemo first to shrink the tumor, then get surgery to resect it.

I am asking for your help to take a moment and give from your heart to help find a cure and more effective treatments for this devastating disease. I've stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, as I do every year - since 2015.

Every dollar that you give ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. 

Thanks in advance,

-Robert


My story

https://youtu.be/Ucm01R2q_v4


PanCAN Taking Bold Action for Patients

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKth27_U8BA&t=10s


Pancreatic cancer survivor highlights World Pancreatic Cancer Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrE8cdFaeFA


Robert Tells Fellow Survivors: ‘You Are Not Alone’

https://www.pancan.org/stories/survivors/robert-tells-fellow-pancreatic-cancer-survivors-you-are-not-alone/


Why I'm Thankful for UC San Diego Health

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju5PJ2QqDok

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Robert's Achievements

  • Connected
    to Facebook to
    Fundraise

  • Made a
    Personal
    Donation

  • Updated
    My Fundraising
    Page

  • Reached
    Fundraising
    Goal

  • I'm a
    PurpleStride
    Alum

  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational
    packets

  • $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.