Tonya Bushey

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

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

  • PurpleStride - Walk to end pancreatic cancer

    PurpleStride - Walk to end pancreatic cancer

Tonya Bushey


Raised: $5,103

Goal: $4,500

Thank you for all your support of every kind!

This journey started March 3rd, 2018 when I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We have all felt the love and support from everyone. I am currently NED (no evidence of disease) and am so thankful for all the prayers (along with many other things during 2018) and to Dr. Trudy + team at Mayo for their expertise. 

I do thank God for each new day.
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.  Isaiah 60:1

AND we GET to walk together in 2022!!! 

If you can join our team, please do (and we'd love to have you!)! If you are unable to walk, but still want to donate, please do! We appreciate every dollar donated to research on this cancer - so we can increase the survival rate. When I was diagnosed in 2018, it was at 5% survival rate (within 5 years of diagnosis). We are now at 10% for some - not nearly enough, but huge stride due to funds raised in recent years. 

This year is even more meaningful as we lost a friend from church to pancreatic cancer in August. He was diagnosed in October 2020.  We continue to pray for Susan and their children.
We fight to improve stats on this cancer - and all cancers. We also lost my dear friend, Heather, in June who had stage 4 metastatic breast cancer - all cancer is devastating. We continue to pray for Matt and the kids, as well as her entire family.

So...let’s walk together...let's get the word out on pc and what to watch for...let’s rise and shine to the glory of God...and let’s raise money for research. AND let's celebrate (however that looks) - each and every day we do have. 


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Tonya'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.