Colleen Beeler

  • Surgery Day - July 2019.                                                        Faith, Hope and Love will conquer all - Wage Hope!

    Surgery Day - July 2019. Faith, Hope and Love will conquer all - Wage Hope!

Colleen Beeler


Raised: $6,084

Goal: $5,000

Welcome to My PurpleStride Fundraising Page!

In Feb 2019, our lives changed drastically as Rob received the news that he had pancreatic cancer.  Memories of his sister, Jenelle, and her battle with pancreatic cancer came rushing back, as Jenelle passed away 3 weeks after her diagnosis.  Our story has a happier ending and could not have been possible without the support of our family, friends, and our incredible doctors.  After diagnosis, our doctor immediately ordered genetic and biomarker testing of his tumor.  Based on the results, we found out that Rob was eligible for immunotherapy, after chemotherapy.  After several rounds of chemo, radiation and immunotherapy, Rob had a successful Whipple procedure in July 2019.   I’m thrilled to be able to say that he is cancer-free!

None of this would be possible, if not for the ongoing cancer research by doctors and scientists throughout the country.  My husband is alive due to advances made in genetic and biomarker testing, as well as advancements in the field of immunotherapy.  My mission is to help provide funding for the breakthrough research needed for pancreatic cancer, as well as continue to support the educational programs which help patients and their caregivers.

On April 30, 2022, Rob and I will be participating in PanCan’s PurpleStride event (along with volunteering as the Co-chairs). Please join me in raising money to Wage Hope to defeat this disease and continue to keep fighting for those battling pancreatic cancer.  You can join our team and come walk with us in Indy on April 30, 2022, or do a virtual walk wherever you are.  If you cannot join our team, please consider making a donation to one of our team members.  We need your help!  Thank you for your continued support!!

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  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational

  • $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

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.

On one powerful day through nearly 60 PurpleStride events nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together 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.