Jami Oliver

In Honor of Joetta McPherson (12/10/1963 - 12/21/2022)

in 2013 my sister and I began fundraising for Pancreatic cancer.  Year after year we stepped up, raising more and more money, traveling with my kids to Washington DC to advocate for funding before Congress, and talking to groups about early detection. We had already lost our Mom in 2009 to pancreatic cancer, as well as our grandmother and uncle, so we started getting genetic testing and annual scans.

In February 2022 my sister had a joint appointment at which time she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I was spared.  It was still stage one so we had incredible faith. 

Joetta McPherson died on December 21, 2022, just days after her 59th birthday. I lost my best friend, my sister, and my fourth family member to pancreatic cancer.

This year the steps we take at PanCAN PurpleStride on Saturday, April 27, 2024 will hold extra meaning for me, personally.

PurpleStride is the number one way PanCAN raises money to fund vital research that can bring new treatment options to patients, and gives them free, personalized one-to-one support through PanCAN Patient Services.

Please join my law firm and my friends and my family.  Just click the Register button at the top of this page and follow a few easy steps to get set up. And anyone who registers and raises $50 will receive an official PanCAN If you can't walk or run on our team, please donate.


Our goal is $20,000. Please support us in memory of my dear beloved beautiful sister, Joetta.  #celebrateJoetta and #savetheearth


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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.