Sara McLaren

Sara McLaren


Raised: $202

Goal: $13,195

It's time for PurpleStride 2024!

This is my 8th 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 seven years later, that figure has increased to 12%.  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 three years -- striding so there will be more stories like hers in the future.

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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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.