Robert Benjamin

Robert Benjamin


Raised: $1,938

Goal: $2,500

Welcome to Robert Benjamin's PurpleStride Fundraising Page!

Friends and family:

A little more than a year ago, as you likely know, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Needless to say, the last year has been very challenging--including major surgery bookended by two rounds of chemotherapy.

But my disease was caught early. And thanks to advances in the treatment of this type of cancer, I am doing well for now. 

At the same time, pancreatic cancer remains among the most difficult cancers to defeat, with a median five-year survivability rate of only about 11%. So much more research progress needs to be made.

That's why I am participating in the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's "Purple Stride" fundraising program, a year-round national effort to support critical research and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

I've directly used one of their main services--to search for an appropriate research trial, which are sometimes hard to locate. I've also benefited from the network's webinars on the disease. And its drive to expand research offers real hope for patients like me.

There's a Purple Stride event Saturday, April 30,  a 5K run/walk at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore, right next to  my house. It's one of 59 similar Purple Stride events being held that same day across the country.

I'm not asking that you run/walk with me that day, though of course I'd love to see you there. But I am hoping that you donate something in support of this cause. However little (or big) the donation, it of course does not matter.

Your support is greatly appreciated.



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  • $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.