Sara Rochette

  • My beautiful mother, a product of the sixties

    My beautiful mother, a product of the sixties

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

On August 10, 2020 my world changed forever.  It was the day we found out my mom had Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer.  Less than a year later she was gone.  My story is not unique.  Pancreatic cancer is often found too late for any meaningful treatment, and 74% of those diagnosed die within the first year.  The five year survival rate is only 10%.  And despite these statistics, Pancreatic Cancer is the least funded in this country while being the second cause of cancer deaths in this country each year.

With this event, I walk for my mom, but I also walk for myself, and for my children.  We discovered that the genetic mutation that gave my mother this awful disease was passed down to me.  So I truly hope that with all the money raised we will be able to work toward early detection methods that could save thousands of lives, and maybe someday even my own.

PanCAN, the organization I'm supporting, has been an invaluable resource for my family and provides much needed support to survivors, caregivers, and patients undergoing treatment. 

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

Thank you for your support.

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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.