Tami Pena

Tami Pena


Raised: $1,616

Goal: $5,000

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In 2008 we lost my brother, Eddie to pancreatic cancer.  He was only 43 years old. In 2006 Eddie started with stomach pains and wasn't able to hold down any food.  It wasn't until April of 2007 that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Surgery wasn't an option because his tumor was wrapped around the major artery going into the pancreas.  At that time, we could find nothing on the internet about pancreatic cancer.  No clinical trials, no specialists - nothing.  He went to major cancer centers and hospitals, where doctors actually told him to go home and get his life in order.  He fought hard for another 10 months before cancer took him.  Our family hasn't been the same since.

Then in 2017 pancreatic cancer struck again. This time it was my husbands sister Ana. She lost her battle after a short 5 months. She was only 58. Both Eddie and Ana are missed every day.

I've seen the need for research, but more importantly, there is a need to have important information available to anyone facing a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer personally, or for a family member. The work the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network does is amazing and focuses on research funding and education.   

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 9%. 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 and their families. . 

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

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  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational

  • $480

    Raised $480 to
    support 1 research
    grantee for 3 weeks

  • $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.