Michelle Plato

Michelle Plato


Raised: $52

Goal: $1,000

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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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.