Richard Ryba

Welcome to Hams for PanCan PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down, and neither will I That is why, as a patient, I have planned this special event to coincide with the Pittsburgh's Purple Stride gathering on April 30th. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the PanCAN resources, and also to help raise donations for research to help patients like me. Because of my tumor's location, it is inoperable. My only hope is for research to find a way to eliminate it. With the thousands of hams across our area, we should be able to reach and even surpass the goal I've set. 

 If you are not an amateur radio operator you can still contribute to this fund-raising effort. Please consider making a donation.

For Amateur Radio operators,

We were on the air April 30,2022 -14:00 UTC- 21:00 UTC and then on
May 1, 2022 16:00UTC - 21:00 UTC on SSB 20m(14.275), 40m(7.272) and 80m(3.960) and had 725 contacts. 

This page will stay open throughout the month of May. So, if you have sent in a QSL card, the Special Event QSL card will be mailed out, if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your QSL card: to: 

c/o Skyview Radio Society,
2335 Turkey Ridge Road,
Upper Burrell, PA 15068.

A bonus station QSL card, N3P/WQ3Q will also be sent out in similar fashion. 

A special certificate of appreciation will also be included for anyone who contributes to the PanCAN Purple Strides fundraiser.  

Please consider CLICKING ON THE PURPLE BUTTON and making a gift of any size to get one step closer to my fundraising goal and improving more patients’ lives. 

Every dollar you give means more patients can benefit from PanCAN’s free, one-on-one support, personalized information, service, and resources as well as support of research, that can make a real difference in their lives.

Thanks for your support of this cause,


 -Rich/WQ3Q  (Quack Quack)

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Richard's Achievements

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    My Fundraising

  • Reached

  • I'm a

  • 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.