Alyssa Harley

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

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

Alyssa Harley


Raised: $1,552

Goal: $1,500

why we walk: Jerry's fight

My Dad, Jerry Wennlund, was diagnosed with Advanced Stage 3 pancreatic cancer in April 2019, just a few weeks after we'd finished a half marathon together. Our world was rocked even further as we learned that pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 10%. 

Organizations like PanCan Action Network give us hope. Over the past 2 years, my Dad's oncology team has experimented with treatment plans and, to our relief, had success in shrinking the tumor. He's endured 6 surgeries, 4 rounds of aggressive chemo, and radiation. The tumor has also made him diabetic and significantly decreased the functionality of his pancreas. Every day he carefully calculates his pills, meals, and tests. It looks like a small Walgreens in the kitchen! And all of that is worth it because he is in remission and alive. We are acutely aware of how incredibly lucky he, and we, are. Our hope is that by supporting PanCan's research efforts surviving this diagnosis will become the norm and not luck.

I’ve stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, 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. By donating today, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020. 

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

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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.