Patsy Burns

  • 2019 " Walking for Lynn" Team

    2019 " Walking for Lynn" Team

Patsy Burns


Raised: $1,695

Goal: $1,600

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Dear Family and Friends,

For the fifth year, my family and I will be participating in the Pancreatic Cancer Network's PurpleStride St. Louis walk on September 27, 2020. This year, due to the pandemic, the walk will be "held" as a virtual walk.

The mission of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is near and dear to my heart. My sister, Lynn, lost her life to pancreatic cancer on December 4, 2019. When she was diagnosed with the disease, she set a goal of surviving at least 5 years so that her name could become part of that small percentage, ten percent, of patients who reach that milestone. She reached that goal two weeks prior to her death. She was relentless in her fight against this dreadful disease. I admired her strength throughout the entire journey! During one of the later conversations I had with Lynn, she requested that we continue to walk to raise money for pancreatic cancer research and patient advocacy. 

I assured Lynn that we would continue our efforts to raise money in the hopes of providing more support and resources for current and future patients and assisting researchers in finding a cure for this dreadful disease. Despite these unprecedented times of the current pandemic, pancreatic cancer continues to affect thousands of patients and families every day. It is imperative that we continue our mission to wage hope and support efforts to raise critical resources to battle the world's toughest cancer.

Please make a donation today by clicking on the "DONATE TO PATSY" button at the bottom of this letter, and help me reach my personal fundraising goal and our team goal! Thank you in advance for your support.


Pat Burns

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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.