Joe Krebs

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

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

Joe Krebs


Raised: $1,037

Goal: $3,220

Welcome to My Personal Page

My last name is the German word for cancer.  

With a name like Krebs, I somehow thought I might be immune to this disease.  

But, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July of 2017, I realized I'm not.  

Nor is anyone.  

And so now, with a name like Krebs, I believe strongly that I must be personally involved to help find a cure and save lives. 

I'm fortunate to have survived three-and-a-half years, but the battle continues.  New metastases were discovered in September, 2020, and I've been undergoing renewed chemo since then. 

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest 5-year survival rate of all major cancers, at just 10%.  This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest, including several of close friends, but it can’t take away our determination. 

Our team has stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Will you help us rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?

Every dollar that you donate ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to create better outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.  

Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join us in the fight today. 

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Joe's Achievements

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  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    3 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    10 educational

  • $480

    Raised $480 to
    support 6 research
    grantees for a day

  • $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.

At nearly 60 PurpleStride events in communities nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters passionate about changing the future of pancreatic cancer come together to celebrate and 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.