Jennifer Bivans

  • Vicki and me at the 2017 PurpleStride

    Vicki and me at the 2017 PurpleStride

Jennifer Bivans

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Raised: $5,219

Goal: $15,000

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

My dear beautiful sister, Vicki, was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in April 2016. The diagnosis was such a devastating blow and changed Vicki's life, and the lives of those around her forever.  Currently the 5-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is only 11%.  

Vicki participated in promising clinical trial at IU Simon Cancer Center. She endured 41 chemotherapy infusions over two years with grace and grit. In May 2018 she had very extensive surgery and all surgical margins looked clear. Five months later she received the devastating news that the cancer was back so she had to resume chemotherapy. She endured 15 more rounds of chemo until it was apparent that her cancer was no longer responding to treatment. She was then referred to Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Nashville, TN. She participated in two separate trials there.  After both were unsuccessful, she was placed on hospice care at home.  A month later on March 12, 2020, Vicki lost her battle to this dreaded disease. Her positive attitude and strong faith during her journey continue to serve as an inspiration to so many.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network was a valuable source of information for us during Vicki's journey. Check out their website at www.pancan.org to see all that they offer to patients, caregivers, and the medical community.

PurpleStride is the walk to end pancreatic cancer. By making a donation to our team, you are supporting Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's efforts to improve the survival rate and find a cure for this awful disease. You can also join our team and participate in the 5K walk with us and help us fundraise.  The event is on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at White River Park in Indianapolis.  PurpleStride is an opportunity to remember Vicki and others we have lost and to WAGE HOPE for the survivors. 

Jenny

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    Fundraise

  • Made a
    Personal
    Donation

  • Updated
    My Fundraising
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  • Reached
    Fundraising
    Goal

  • I'm a
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    Alum

  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational
    packets

  • $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.