Sara McLaren

Thank you for your support!

This is my 6th year participating in PurpleStride.  I got involved for the first time in 2017, a year after losing my mom to pancreatic cancer.  At the time, the five-year survival rate was a mere 6%.  Now, just five years later, that figure has increased to 11%.  There's still a long way to go, but I'm amazed at the progress that has been made, thanks in large part to PanCAN, in such a short time.

Since that first PurpleStride, I have also lost a dear family friend to this disease.  I have also known someone who was diagnosed, treated, and has shown no signs of cancer for over two years.

Your support will help PanCAN continue their work, so that hopefully there will be many more success stories in the years ahead.

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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.