Sidney Levinson

Sidney Levinson


Raised: $71,442

Goal: $50,000

Together, We Can Beat Pancreatic Cancer!

Once again, my family and I are raising money for PurpleStride, an event which is taking place this year on April 27, 2024, to support the important and valuable work that Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) has done to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and, in particular, to promote screening and early detection.

I am a beneficiary of that advocacy.  In my case, I was very fortunate to have a doctor who, after reviewing my family's history and genetic profile, recommended that I get an abdominal MRI scan.  The scan revealed a very small tumor in the tail of my pancreas.  Thanks to the screening that led to early detection, my doctors were able to surgically remove the tumor before it could begin to spread, and I am as good as new.

For our family, taking part in PurpleStride provides us with the chance to pay forward the lifesaving work carried out by PanCAN every day, so that others can get the screening they need to detect and defeat the world's deadliest major cancer.  This is our third time participating and, during that time alone, the five year survival rate for pancreatic cancer has increased from 10% to 13%, which sounds modest but in fact equals more than one thousand lives saved.  Last year, thanks to the generosity of our friends and family, we raised more than $90,000, and this year, our goal is to exceed $100,000. 

We hope that you will support us by making a gift of any size and, to show our heartfelt appreciation, Amy and I will once again match the first $25,000 in donations.  You can donate to a team member or make a general donation to our team (Team Screen).  Or, you can join our team, raise money and walk with us on April 27 at what is truly an inspiring event.

Thank you for supporting PanCAN.


Should you wish to make a donation to support our team through a foundation or donor advised fund, please forward the donation to:  PanCAN, Attn: Rick Leonard, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.  Please include a note or a memo on the check indicating "PurpleStride NYC/Team Screen."

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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.