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: $8,299

Goal: $10,000

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. We haven't move on; we've moved forward. The pain never goes away. The thought of calling my dad, hearing his voice or giving him one last hug is something I would do anything for. This goal of $10,000.00 will help those fighting and help us get closer to finding a cure. We have the ability to change the outcome of this disease and we have to keep fighting.

This past year and a half without him has been emotional, upsetting, and has 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. 

In the past year and a half the G Team has raised over $30,000.00 and we have no plans on stopping any time soon. We fight for my dad and all the other warriors out there who are diagnosed with this horrible disease. 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 April 30th, 2022, 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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Carly's Achievements

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    My Fundraising

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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

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.