Michelle Plato

Michelle Plato

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Raised: $2,042

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

My survivor story:

In Sept. 2018, I suddenly turned yellow out of nowhere. Minor symptoms that I now know as early warning clues were written off to job stress, getting my parents' house ready for sale, and marathon training. 

Thankfully, that alien-like palette was the warning that something was wrong and I was diagnosed at an early stage. My amazing medical team took a very aggressive approach, taking me through many chemo and radiation cycles prior to surgery and more chemo afterward. It was the right call - surgery was successful and I've been clear since April 15, 2019.

Pancreatic cancer is relentless. As of now, the 5-year survival rate is 11%. That may not sound like much, but it's double what it was less than a decade ago. Progress = hope.

I am going to help continue that progress with your support.

I’m participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Please make a gift of any size to help improve more patients’ lives. 

Thank you for your support.

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Michelle's Achievements

  • Connected
    to Facebook to
    Fundraise

  • Made a
    Personal
    Donation

  • Updated
    My Fundraising
    Page

  • Reached
    Fundraising
    Goal

  • I'm a
    PurpleStride
    Alum

  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational
    packets

  • $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

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.