Cindy Koutnik

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

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

Cindy Koutnik


Raised: $5,001

Goal: $2,500

Welcome to My Personal Page

Welcome 2022, hopefully a better year awaits us as we see light at the end of the Covid tunnel and we look to the future.  In doing so I am again "Walking for Pancreatic Cancer Research" and hoping you can help me to raise funds to help combat this deadly cancer.

As you know I am walking in memory of Ed's battle with pancreatic cancer in 2018. Ed had an amazing positive attitude and fought so hard to survive this disease. After two rounds of chemo and a clinical trial, Ed lost his battle.  He was adamant that more people needed to know about pancreatic cancer and the GREAT need for more research.  In participating in the clinical trial, he hoped to extend his life and also to give badly needed information to the doctor/researchers as to that clinical trial’s effectiveness.

By participating in the Purple Stride Walk I am hoping to continue Ed’s goal of bringing awareness of this deadly disease. If you can help financially by donating or by prayers for a cure, I would be so grateful.

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

I’ve stepped up to Wage Hope at Purple Stride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Will you help me rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?

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

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

Thank you so much, 



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Cindy's Achievements

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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

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.