Patsy Burns

  • 2020" Walking for Lynn" Team

    2020" Walking for Lynn" Team

Patsy Burns


Raised: $1,234

Goal: $1,500

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Dear Family and Friends,

For the sixth year, my family and I will be participating in the Pancreatic Cancer Network's PurpleStride Walk. The St. Louis walk has been rescheduled for April 30, 2022 to hopefully allow for a totally in person walk. Our Walking for Lynn Team will be an active participant in that event. In addition to that walk, my extended family is making plans to do a more intimate, personal walk of our own on September 11, 2021 in Waterloo, IL, the hometown of my brother-in-law, Dave.

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 a conversation 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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  • 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.