Suzanne Rzepka

Suzanne Rzepka


Raised: $31

Goal: $100

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Many of you already know my story. In the last 17 months, I was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer, underwent chemo, Whipple surgery, more chemo, and earlier this year I rang the bell at Siteman Cancer Center to celebrate being cancer free! You are probably aware that most patients with this horrific cancer are not so fortunate. Early diagnosis is the key, but it's not as simple as having a test or annual exam. It is typically found after symptoms appear, by then it's often too late to win the battle. As a fortunate survivor, I must help grow awareness of Pancreatic cancer and help make a difference. I’m going to help make progress, with your support.

I’m participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds lifechanging programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. As with other fundraising events, the annual walk has gone virtual. Participants are creatively customizing their own personal events. As for me and my in-town family members, we will be walking on September 27th (stay tuned for updates!) 

Please consider joining us in our fundraising efforts. Every donation 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. Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support.


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Suzanne's Achievements

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    My Fundraising

  • Reached

  • I'm a

  • 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.