Saul Kaplan

  • Me with my Mom during a break from chemo

    Me with my Mom during a break from chemo

  • Saul with both parents.

    Saul with both parents.

Saul Kaplan


Raised: $3,194

Goal: $15,000

Welcome to My Personal Page

2021 will be my 5th year walking at PurpleStride.  I am incredibly grateful for those who have donated to PanCAN via the Walk and Team Yvette Kaplan.  Together we have raised over $35,000.

My Family
I named the team after my Mother, because she had an enormous influence on my life.  She raised me by herself, after my Father died of pancreatic cancer (what are the odds?), when I was 3 years old.  I learned a great deal from her.

She introduced me to fundraising at the age of 11.  My Mom was involved in fundraising, organizing, volunteering for cancer charities ever since I could remember.

In 2015 my Mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Having already survived breast cancer for the previous 21 years, my Mother vowed to fight and survive for as long as her Oncologist had viable treatment options.  Fortunately, participation in a trial study seemed to prolong my Mother's life for 25 months. I spent hundreds of days with her over that time.  Near the end, she held out hope for an Immunotherapy trial.

Finding a cure for pancreatic cancer is personal.

How we can make a difference

The 5-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is only 10%, making p.c. the THIRD leading cause of cancer-related death (however, this is an improvement, as the survival rate prior to 2019 was only 10%).

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network works against p.c., while supporting patients and survivors:

  • funding research and advocate for increased government research
  • supporting patients, caregivers, and families with their free "Patient Central" service
  • hosting a “Clinical Trial Finder” database at
  • raising funds and awareness with PurpleStride Walks
  • educating the public about symptoms (most p.c. is discovered by accident, but if caught early enough intervention often makes a difference in survivability)


Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 10%. This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest, but it can’t take away our determination.

I’ve stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Will you help me rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?

Every dollar that you give ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients.

Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join me in the fight today.









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Saul's Achievements

  • Connected
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  • Made a

  • Updated
    My Fundraising

  • Reached

  • I'm a

  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    3 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    10 educational

  • $480

    Raised $480 to
    support 6 research
    grantees for a day

  • $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.