Mike Porter

  • I'm a Survivor!

    I'm a Survivor!

Mike Porter


Raised: $10,506

Goal: $15,000

Four years and still going!

Hi Friends…near and far…this mail is to let you know about the Purple Stride walk here in Portland on Saturday, April 30.  It is the last event in this year’s fundraising campaign. Team Panky is back in action.  We were a top ten Portland fundraiser last year and are headed in that direction now with a total donation standing of just over $3000.  A large chunk of that has been made possible by the proceeds from my art and wood turning sales, so thank you who have been part of that.  

Pancreatic cancer has an overall a survival rate of 11% who make it to 5 years; most people last a year or less after diagnosis.  I’m at over 4 years since my diagnosis.  I am currently being treated for 3 small lesions on my liver.  I’m part of a Study testing a new drug and it is too early to know if it will be effective.   Meanwhile, my effort is to give back by advancing cancer research.  An early test for detection is critically needed.  Immunotherapy also shows promise.  We need to do more to address this deadly cancer.  

Most everyone I know has important charities and contributions they make.  I understand that.  If you’re so inclined to contribute to Team Panky, the link is below.  If you’re in the Portland area and are up for the 3 mile walk on April 29th, Saturday, you can register as a Team member as well.  If you contribute $50 or more by the 29th of March there will be a t-shirt waiting for you at the Purple Stride Walk.

Thanks to all of you who have supported me the past four years.  You’ve made a difference in my life.  Let’s keep this going!
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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.