Matt Wilson

  • (L) Days after surgery going for a walk with Jackson (R) running my first 5k

    (L) Days after surgery going for a walk with Jackson (R) running my first 5k

Matt Wilson

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Raised: $168

Goal: $2,023

Celebrating 11 years strong being pancreatic cancer free!!!!


In the summer of 2011, I went to the emergency room for a kidney stone. After months of testing, it was determined that I had a cancerous tumor on my pancreas and needed surgery to remove the tail of my pancreas, my spleen, and 21 lymph nodes. On November 15, 2011, the surgeons were able to remove all of the tumor and I was declared cancer free! 11 years later, I am healthy and enjoying my second chance at life.

Each year, I celebrate with a mission in mind: to end pancreatic cancer so that my story of survival can be the story of the other 89% of people who are diagnosed and stories do not end like mine.

By MAKING a donation, you are supporting efforts to double survival for this deadly disease by 2030. 

Any donation would be appreciated. Here are some amounts that make impact in our goal to double survival rate of one of the deadliest diseases by 2030. 

$11 to represent the fact that every 11 minutes, someone new is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
$20 to help double pancreatic survival by 2030.
$38.00 Can give free one-on-one support to someone facing pancreatic cancer.
$53 to represent that more than 53,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year.
$72.00 Can support a local volunteer affiliate's ability to fight pancreatic cancer today.
$105.00 Can train 15 volunteer advocates to speak up for research funding on Capitol Hill.
$259.00 Can connect a promising young scientist with senior scientists to pave the way for more treatment breakthroughs one day.

Every dollar that you donate ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to create better outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating to our team, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2030.

Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join us in the fight today.

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About PanCAN PurpleStride

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

On One Big Day, through 60 PurpleStride events taking place 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 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.