Gilbert McGurl

  • With My son Mike and daughter in law Diane

    With My son Mike and daughter in law Diane

Gilbert McGurl


Raised: $2,513

Goal: $2,300

Please Help fught pancreatic cancer


As most of you know I’ve had pancreatic cancer since April 2017. Pancreatic cancer is the third largest killer among cancers and expected to be second in a few years. There are few treatments and only 13% live 5 years. Research funding for pancreatic cancer is far less than for lung, colorectal, or breast cancer. My long survival is due to excellent utilization of current treatments combined with a newly approved targeted therapy for one of my tumor mutations developed through expensive testing. I have been raising funds for PANCAN in their Purple Stride walk for several years and this year I’m more incentivized because a close friend of mine died from pancreatic cancer last week less than six months after diagnosis despite receiving the best available care. I know that all of you receive more requests for charitable donations than you can afford to support but I would be very grateful if you chose to make a donation to my account for Purple Stride Pittsburgh 2024. The link for my purple Stride account will be attached to this message.

Thanks in advance

Gil McGurl

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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.