Robert Dickinson

  • Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

    Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

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In the fall of 2007 my brother William Dickinson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Unfortunately, when it was discovered, the disease had progressed too far and he passed away a few months later.  Late in 2011, I too was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Needless to say, based on the experience of my brother, I was not optimistic.  Fortunately, my cancer was discovered early enough to permit treatment. I started 3 months of chemo in January, had surgery in May and more chemo starting in August.  In the fall of 2016, the CA19-9 level suddenly increased out of the "normal" range.  After a series of scans, a tumor was finally located in March of 2017.  I received gamma knife radiation treatments that killed the tumor and I continue to be checked every 6 months.  I am extremely blessed to have survived this long.  I want to help raise money for pancreatic cancer research so that more people will survive this terrible disease. 


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  • 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.