Lloyd Brubaker

Lloyd Brubaker


Raised: $5,861

Goal: $5,000

2022 Phoenix PurpleStride walk - let's discover an early detection test that works

Today, 170 people will nervously wait in a doctor's office only to be told they have Pancreatic cancer. And tomorrow another 170 and the next day another 170 and the next day another 170...Pancreatic cancer doesn't rest and neither can we!

Pancreatic cancer is hard to find early. The pancreas is deep inside the body, so early tumors can’t be seen or felt by health care providers during routine physical exams. People usually have no symptoms until the cancer has become very large or has already spread to other organs. For certain types of cancer, screening tests or exams are used to look for cancer in people who have no symptoms (and who have not had that cancer before). But for pancreatic cancer, no major professional groups currently recommend routine screening in people who are at average risk. This is because no screening test has been shown to lower the risk of dying from this cancer. As with most cancers, early detection is critical in effectively treating and potentially curing the disease.

Our combined PurpleStride donations may get us one step closer to an accurate screening test and improving more patients’ lives. Asking others for money makes me very uncomfortable but it's the only way to keep research funded. I want other Patients and families to experience a better prognosis and outcome than we did. I'll be wearing my Team Laurie shirt in Phoenix on April 30th. 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

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.