Tyler Jones

  • He makes the calls on the field and for over a year now he's made the call to #WageHope!

    He makes the calls on the field and for over a year now he's made the call to #WageHope!

  • 2017 Purple Stride

    2017 Purple Stride

Welcome to My Personal Page

The PanCan Purple Stride is more than just a fundraising event; it is a motivation to #WageHope. Since 2017 when Ed was diagnosed, this has become an event that he not only looked forward to attending, but he participated, even if only days out of the hospital. In 2018 I ran with Ed in the PurpleStride, again not long after being released from a hospital stay. In 2017 I flew across the country to be with team #ShockStrong as Ed ran the stride just days out of the hospital in his fight against Pancreatic Cancer. Ed was proudly wearing the sparsely worn SURVIVOR shirts. Help us rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation to allow more survivor shirts in the Purple Strides to come.



When Ed Shock became a member of a club that no one wants to join, in January 2017, we had 200 #SHOCKSTRONG wristbands made to make sure he knew he had a strong team behind him. In response, his wife Therese said "there aren't 200 people that like him!" Well, with the wristbands long gone, that team of 200+ has wound up more often than not looking up to Ed for strength.

After a successful Whipple surgery that February from his team at Johns Hopkins, along with an immunotherapy clinical trial and advanced cyber-knife radiation, THAT June Ed was proudly wearing one of the far-too-rare white SURVIVOR shirts at the Washington, DC Purple Stride - ONE WEEK out of the hospital. Over the next two years he continued his fight as the cancer returned, trying every treatment possible including proton radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Relentlessly, the pancreatic cancer adapted itself to the treatment and has recently gained the upper hand. Ed, as a three-time Purple Stride participant, between DC and Maryland, proudly wearing his SURVIVOR gear, will continue his participation streak through us this year. We will be showing him this #SHOCKSTRONG page and are sure that he will take pride in knowing that through us he will still be a participant.

Throughout his battle, Ed made no excuses and was a Purple Stride PARTICIPANT at each one he attended. If you are unable to Stride with us, we ask that you contribute towards our goal as we participate on Ed's behalf. PANCAN is a resourceful and determined organization.

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Tyler's Achievements

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    My Fundraising

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  • I'm a

  • 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.