Patsy Burns

  • 2023 "Walking for Lynn" Team

    2023 "Walking for Lynn" Team

  • "Walking for Lynn"

    "Walking for Lynn"

Patsy Burns


Raised: $2,402

Goal: $3,000

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Dear Family and Friends,

For the ninth year, my family, friends, and I will be participating in the Pancreatic Cancer Network's PurpleStride Walk. The nationwide walk will be on Saturday, April 27, 2024, with approximately 60 cities across the United States participating. Our Walking for Lynn Team will be an active participant in the St. Louis event.

I am grateful for all of the generous donations that have been made to this charity and cause during my years of involvement. Once again, I am asking you to please join me in supporting this organization with a donation.  This is the only fundraiser we will have in 2024. 

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 (6%) of patients who reach that milestone. She reached that goal two weeks prior to her death. Today the 5 year survival rate has risen to 12% with the hope of it reaching 20% by 2030!  Pancreatic cancer ranks as the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths and still carries the lowest 5-year survival rate among all solid tumor cancers. Progress is being made, but so much more work needs to be done.

Lynn's wish was that we continue our involvement to raise funds to fight this devastating disease.  Pancreatic cancer continues to affect thousands of patients and families every day. Your donations give new hope and more time to current patients, advance research, increase survival rates, and educate the world about the importance of early detection.

Please make a donation today by clicking on the DONATE TO PATSY button at the end of this letter, and help me reach my personal fundraising goal and our team goal! Thank you in advance for your support. There's more work to be done, and we will get there - thanks to all of you! Together we will make a difference!


Pat Burns

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About PanCAN PurpleStride

Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer.

On Saturday, April 27, 2024, at nearly 60 events across the country, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together and walk to honor everyone affected by the disease.

PurpleStride is PanCAN's signature community celebration, raising money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.