Jane Labrot

Jane Labrot

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Raised: $3,784

Goal: $3,000

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

I am a survivor.

In April of this year, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. Prior to this diagnosis, I lived a healthy, active, and full life. Mastering the TRX, playing tennis, and long walks (yes, on the beach) were common aspects of my life. Having been fully vaccinated against COVID, I looked forward to starting to travel, visiting my daughters and their families again.

Options for treating are limited, and with my cancer being determined inoperable- the only potentially curative therapy- my treatment team was positive but frank: this is a terrible diagnosis with difficult odds. But I'm a survivor.

"I heal well," I told my team, "and I'll beat these odds." We started four months of chemo, during which I gained a new perspective on physical and mental toughness. With the loving support of my family, friends near and far, and community, I have been able to fight everyday to prove to myself and my team that I will, in fact, survive the odds.

And I have- the last scan I had showed "no detectable tumor," astounding my providers. This week, I'll start a final round of chemo-radiation. This is the hardest fight I've ever had, but I'll continue to fight because I'M A SURVIVOR.

Just as my personal fight continues, so does the fight to end this terrible disease for everyone. We're making progress- for the first time, 5-year survival rates have reached double digits. Still, pancreatic cancer has the lowest 5-year survival rate of all major cancers.

I am asking you to help me make the impossible possible by raising critical research funds for earlier detection, more clinical trials, better treatment options, and more patient and caregiver support.

Sitting on the sidelines is not an option. Please join me in the fight today so that more people have the chance to say, "I AM A SURVIVOR."

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    Fundraise

  • Made a
    Personal
    Donation

  • Updated
    My Fundraising
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  • Reached
    Fundraising
    Goal

  • I'm a
    PurpleStride
    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.