Simone Stokes

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Simone Stokes


Raised: $1,215

Goal: $1,000

Fundraising in honor of my dad, who we lost to pancreatic cancer

In early January 2020, we received the devastating news that my Father, my favorite person in the world, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

Instantly, my family and I got to work researching what we could do to help him fight and keep him around as long as possible. After some convincing, we talked him into scheduling a Whipple to try and get rid of the cancer that was ravaging his pancreas. While we waited at the hospital during his surgery, we received more devastating news. The surgeons opened him up and felt tumors throughout his liver. He was no longer a candidate because the cancer had metastasized and they closed him up without performing it. 

He fought. But after multiple rounds of chemo he decided that it was time to let go - it wasn’t stopping the cancer from spreading and it was just making him sick and weak. Only 10 months after his diagnosis we lost him on 10/16/2020. 

I walk because of the immense love I have for my Dad. I walk because I want to help families whose loved ones are diagnosed. I walk because I want to honor him and the impact he’s had on so many lives. 

PurpleStride participants raise money to fund vital research that can bring new treatment options to patients; free, personalized, one-to-one support through PanCAN Patient Services; and more.A gift of any size will help patients and families facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Want to help in a bigger way? Join me by registering for PurpleStride! Register for free, raise $50 and you’ll receive an official PanCAN PurpleStride 2024 T-shirt!

Let’s show everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer that we’re fighting for them.

I’m grateful for your support!

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About PanCAN PurpleStride

Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer.

On Saturday, April 27, 2024, at nearly 60 events 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 PanCAN's signature community celebration, raising money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.