Catherine Mikesell

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

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

Catherine Mikesell


Raised: $1,080

Goal: $1,500

Welcome to Team JackieC

My sister Jackie was the strongest, bravest and most optimistic person I knew.  She was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer In January of 2018 and passed away on November 21, 2018.  It was a stressful, painful and hard fought battle.  Thinking back I can not imagine the physical and emotional pain she was going through.  She always was positive and never gave up.  I miss her so much!  I think about her every day and I am reminded of her everywhere I go, everything I do and everyone I am with.  I will fight for a cure because I do not want another family to lose their sister, daughter, mother, wife, teacher and friend.  Pancreatic Cancer currently has a 9% chance of survival, that is not good enough.  I loved her very much and I will never forget her.  So, in her memory I fight to help find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

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. By donating today, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020. 

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

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  • $1,000GRANDCLUB

    Raise $1,000 and Join the PanCAN PurpleStride Grand Club

About PanCAN PurpleStride

Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate event to end pancreatic cancer.

On One Big Day, through 60 PurpleStride events taking place 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 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.