Marcie Freeman

  • This Is Why I Stride!

    This Is Why I Stride!

Marcie Freeman

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Raised: $150

Goal: $475

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In late August 2012, while vacationing with my brother, sister and their families, my world, as I knew it, came crashing down … changed forever!  What was supposed to be a routine surgery for pancreatitis, turned into a diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer for our mom.  The news hit me like a Mayweather punch to the gut and I couldn’t breathe!  Why was this natural function of inhaling and exhaling eluding me?  Through our tears, we prayed…hoping for a miracle.

 

For the next 9 weeks, my mom fought the most courageous battle of her life-- with us right there by her side every step of the way!  Through it all, her faith never wavered.  When it became more than she could bear, she said, “It’s in the Lord’s hands now.” 

On November 4, 2012, our mom, Mary “Winnie” Harris Freeman, was called home.  She was the most caring, loving, and vivacious woman and I strive to be just like her!  From that day forward, my family and I decided to join the fight against pancreatic cancer!  We vowed to do our part to spread awareness and raise funds for its research.

Did you know that more than 48,900 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year? The five-year relative survival rate is just 7%, and we recently learned that pancreatic cancer is anticipated to move from the fourth to the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. by 2020.

We CAN change these statistics.  Won't you please join me and my family in this gigantic effort in supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's fight against this disease!


PANCREATIC CANCER.  KNOW IT!  FIGHT IT!  END IT!

 

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  • I'm a
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  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    3 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    10 educational
    packets

  • $480

    Raised $480
    to support 8
    research grantees

  • $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.

At nearly 60 PurpleStride events in communities nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters passionate about changing the future of pancreatic cancer come together to celebrate and 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.