Carly Gertler

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

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

Carly Gertler


Raised: $7,531

Goal: $14,565

For my dad

Losing my Dad has been the most painful thing I have ever endured. Pancreatic cancer took him from us in just two short months. During those painful months, he fought so hard. He stayed positive and never once complained. I want to raise money to fight this horrible disease because I don't want anyone else to feel this helpless pain of their loved ones suffering. This big goal of $30,000.00 will hopefully help us get even a little closer to finding a cure. At only 56 years old, my dad lost his battle. His life was cut short and he didn't get to see and do all the things he wanted to do. Because he can't continue the fight, we will. 

These past 6 months without him have been emotional, upsetting, and have flipped our worlds upside down. I can't help but think we can prevent others from feeling this kind of pain. In honor of my incredible best friend, my strong hero, my dad, please consider donating to help save others. 

As the new MomentsMatter chair for the DC affiliate, I am able to reach out to others that have experienced loss, hardships and the devastating reality of this illness. Being able to show others love and kindness while understanding their pain is so special. All year round, we are working hard to get people involved and raise awareness. PurpleStride allows us all to come together and show support. Thank you so much! 

Join me on June 12th, 2021, at Freedom Plaza to walk to end Pancreatic Cancer. 

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 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.

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
    3 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    10 educational

  • $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.

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.