Beth Slepian

  • Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

    Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

Beth Slepian


Raised: $1,426

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to My Personal Page

As many of you know, I was diagnosed with metastatic (Stage 4) pancreas cancer in April 2016. I thought I had six months to live. Ian and I have been active PanCAN PurpleStride fundraisers and advocates for federal research funding.

 We have benefited from the results of PurpleStride for PanCAN as research has led to the development of the multiple chemotherapy regimens (115 rounds of chemo to date) and a Parp inhibitor I have had, which were not available or standard of care just a decade ago. PanCAN's senior case manager has provided us with information on clinical trials tailored to my history and biomarkers and helped us find the clinical trials in which I have participated. We have also shared our experience in navigating this illness with other patients.

I am on the last standard of care chemotherapy so there is still much work to do for me and the 60,000 other Americans diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year.

We are fundraising for PanCAN's PurpleStride again this year. PurpleStride will be held nationally on April 30, 2022.

Though the survival rate has improved in recent years from 5% to 11%, it is clear that more research funding is needed to further improve outcomes. Please consider a donation to Team Beth and Ian to support our efforts.

We thank you very much.

Warm regards,


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Beth's Achievements

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  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational

  • $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.