Benjamin Haswell

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

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

Benjamin Haswell


Raised: $2,380

Goal: $2,020


11 years ago, I received the shocking news that I had Pancreatic cancer! I was horrified to discover that it had the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 10%. I had little HOPE!

Miraculously, an award-winning surgeon at Ochsner Hospital, Jefferson Hwy, Dr. Ralph Corsetti, was able to remove my cancerous tumor, and I am fortunate that it has not returned. 

I am VERY AWARE of just how fortunate I am: The Survivors Club is the loneliest club I've ever joined. I am dedicated to WAGE HOPE so that more sufferers have a fighting chance to beat the terrible odds!

Every time, I return for my annual check-up, Dr's, armed with clip-boards, fill the room, anxious to discover my secret! The truth is, we simply don't know enough about this deadly disease, that has stolen our best and our brightest: My favorite musician, Johnny Clegg; Apple founder, Steve Jobbs; Civil Rights legend, John Lewis. Alex Trebeck, beloved "Jeopardy" Host, is bravely fighting for his life against PC, as I write.

These are names you may recognize, but PC is NOT PC, it comes for EVERYBODY! It has taken my uncle Thomas, and several close friends. No doubt, YOU have lost somebody you know. Somebody you loved. This is a disease that steals lives and the list of loved  ones grows every minute. PC is projected to be the 3rd biggest killer among cancers if we don't act NOW! 

With YOUR help, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, can continue their quest to change that! We must raise awareness. We must advocate for more research $$ and to push for more fighting chances for patients!

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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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.

At nearly 60 PurpleStride events in communities nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters passionate about changing the future of pancreatic cancer come together to celebrate and 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.