Melissa Dillman

Melissa Dillman


Raised: $1,931

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down, and neither do we!

While Covid was impacting the world in August of 2020, I ended up with the other fretted C diagnosis.  I only had the good Lord and a nurse with me they day I was diagnosed alone in the hospital.  My amazing family, the fabulous doctors I have worked with for years, friends, strangers, and team IU helped me navigate through this life altering event.  I was told by some consultants that I was too advanced and I would have 15 months to live.  Here I am 17 months from diagnosis and a crazy successful treatment regimen, including the Dr. House Whipple.  I beat the odds, and I will continue to beat the odds.  Your support will help make strides in advancements in this devastating disease state.  #Stage3NowCancerFree 

This walk is also in memory of our beloved Uncle George Henry who was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer shortly after me.  He will be walking by my side in spirit with the same brightest smile in the world.  George was loved beyond words and his memory will forever remain.  We miss you big guy!

I’m going to help make progress, with your support.  

I’m participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Every dollar you give 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. 

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

Patients and families need us now more than ever.  You can also reach out to me directly if you or a loved one are newly diagnosed.  I am here for all of you and can help others navigate this disease state.

Thank you for your support.  Love to all!

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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.