Dawneen Breen

Dawneen Breen


Raised: $150

Goal: $250

Welcome to my PanCAN PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

It has been three years since our daughter and team captain, Sam, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Little is known about her rare type of pancreatic cancer called solid pseudopapillary neoplasm except that it mostly occurs in young women of child bearing age.

And this is why we walk. To raise money to fund vital research.

A year ago we were told that Sam would only need annual scans for five years. But during her last appointment with her surgical oncologist, we were told she would need annual scans for the rest of her life. New research has shown reoccurrence for her type of cancer is detected years after the tumor has been removed. So due to your generous contributions that help fund research, we are learning more about pancreatic cancer which helps to bring new treatment options to patients.

Your donation helps Sam and others like her have a fighting chance to lead long, healthy and full lives.

Not only does your gift help fund vital research, but it provides free, personalized, one-to-one support through PanCAN Patient Services. Even after three years, I am still looking to PanCAN for support and resources. It is my go-to when I am in need whether it be locating a support group for parents of children with pancreatic cancer or finding a recipe that promotes pancreatic health.

I want to make the biggest impact on the lives of pancreatic cancer patients and their families – and I need you to do it!

I’m taking steps at the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer, PanCAN PurpleStride, on Saturday, April 27, 2024. A gift of any size will help patients and families facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Better yet, join us by registering for PurpleStride! We are walking in Washington D.C. in 2024! 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.