Jennifer Holtz

Jennifer Holtz

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Raised: $1,906

Goal: $3,000

My Story

This team is in memory of my dad, Richard Holtz, who passed away from Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer on February 10, 2019.   

My dad was larger than life, running a small business, InfiniSys, and being a national technology leader for multi-family and student housing, boating with his family on the weekends, spending precious time with his first grandson Asher, helping his family and friends with their never-ending tech problems, and giving back to the Jewish community through various roles with Temple Beth-El and the Union for Reform Judaism, among other volunteer efforts.  A former volunteer fireman and EMT for more than 20+ years in New York, he was the kind of guy who would do anything for you, no matter how many other things he was tackling at a given time.  Here are a few random but favorite memories:

  • On my 8th birthday, he took me to get my very first puppy, Sunshine. Ever since then, I took on his love of dogs and became the crazy dog person I am today.
  • When I was in middle school, he gave me my first job, organizing his business cards. I earned a nickel for each one I alphabetized and put into a rolodex.
  • When I was car shopping a few years ago in DC, I would tell him the cars I liked and he would go to the different dealers in Daytona to test drive those same cars so we could compare notes and he could tell me what he thought. 
  • He helped me buy my very first condo in DC. While he got to see it being gutted, he never got to see the completely remodeled unit, except through photos. 

He was my biggest champion, always supporting me unconditionally.  No one should ever have to suffer from this horrific disease, let alone watch their parent suffer from it.   Please join me in remembering my dad and all the loved ones we have lost to this disease. 

Click JOIN TEAM to walk virtually around your neighborhood and help me raise money to fight pancreatic cancer through your own networks! Otherwise, please click DONATE to help change the trajectory of this disease for all those fighting and yet to be diagnosed.  

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  • Made a
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  • Updated
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  • Reached
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  • I'm a
    PurpleStride
    Alum

  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    3 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    10 educational
    packets

  • $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.