Laura Swindells

  • For Mom

    For Mom

Welcome to Laura's PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

In 2020, I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer.

In 2022 an estimated 62,210 more Americans will be diagnosed with this horrible disease in the US alone, and more than 49,830 will die from the disease.  It has a 5-year survival rate of just 11%, primarily because of the limitation of diagnostics to find it in the early stages of the disease.  The incidence rate has increased by about 1% every year since 2000.

PanCAN funds scientific research, educates, provides patient services, and advocates for federal funding for those affected by pancreatic cancer.  They offer free one-on-one support for patients facing this disease. For the first time, all of their 59 PurpleStride 5K fundraising events across the country will all be held on the same day this year:  Saturday, April 30, 2022. 

I am participating in the Washington D.C event and I hope you all will join me in supporting this organization.  Please donate, participate in a local walk, and wear your purple to support in the fight!

Every dollar you give means more patients can benefit from PanCAN’s free, one-on-one support, personalized information, service and resources that can make a real difference in their lives.

Please make a gift of any size to get me one step closer to my fundraising goal and improving more patients’ lives. 

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support.

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    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.