Kelly Smith-Vernon

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Kelly Smith-Vernon


Raised: $850

Goal: $1,000

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My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August of 2018.  It was a shock, as he had been baling hay just a few weeks prior to this.   He had been experiencing stomach discomfort for a few weeks and then became jaundiced which sent him to the hospital.  Our local ER ran a scan, saw a tumor, then transported him to a larger facility.  The next couple of days were spent living a terrible nightmare that I never imagined.  Hearing the doctors say those words (pancreatic cancer) was unreal.  My dad fought like the strong man I always knew him to be, but ultimately went to be with his Lord on December 16, 2018.  I am grateful for our loving God for His presence in my dad's heart and His promise of tomorrow.   May His light guide me as I wage hope for others faced with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer by supporting  Please considering spreading awareness and supporting this cause alongside me!  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. 

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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.