Charlie Steinhice

  • I demand better... in memory of my father, Bill Steinhice.

    I demand better... in memory of my father, Bill Steinhice.

Charlie Steinhice


Raised: $1,000

Goal: $5,000

I demand better... in memory of my father, Bill Steinhice.

Once again this year, I'm raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in PurpleStride Tennessee. This year it's a virtual event, not an in-person walk -- but the cause is every bit as important.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Even though it has inched up a few points in the last decade, the five-year survival rate is just 10% -- by far the lowest of any major cancer.

My father, F.C. "Bill" Steinhice, died of pancreatic cancer over 40 years ago. His grandchildren only know about him from pictures and stories. And each year, more and more families are facing the same heartbreak. 

But there's hope! When I ran my first PurpleStride back in 2011, that rate was just 6%. We're seeing progress in better treatments, but we desperately need more research, especially to find a reliable method of early detection. Donations from people like you and me provide the seed money for that critical research.

Please make a donation today and help me to reach my goal! And I also encourage you to join our team, Team Chattanooga. Just click on the button in the upper right corner of this page.

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Charlie's Achievements

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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.