Lee Reitler



Lee Reitler

RAISED: $4,699

Welcome to Our PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down, and neither do we!

We are going to help make progress, with your support.

Dwaine and I are again participating in PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs via PanCAN.  PanCAN  (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network) funds research, provides free services for pancreatic cancer patients including clinical trials, and advocates for more federal funding.   Thanks to your support, we have moved five-year survival rates up over 200% since PanCan began 25 years ago.

We both lost our first spouses, Chuck Mattei and Sally Reitler, to this disease and now volunteer with PANCAN.  We believe it is our best hope to fight pancreatic cancer.  Steve Jobs, Alex Trebek, John Lewis, Ruth Ginsburg, Senator Harry Reid, and Jimmy Buffett have tragically died from this illness.  Last year three of our neighbors had family and friends with new diagnoses of pancreatic cancer.  This reminds us how important our fight is to people just like us.

PURPLE STRIDE of Orange County this year is April 27 at The Honda Center in Anaheim.  Funds raised locally are distributed nationally.   Support and/or attend any Purple Stride event you can.  There is likely one near you on April 27 if Anaheim is too far.

PanCan receives the highest award for efficiency by Charity Navigator and we are proud of how donated dollars are used.  Again, all funds are directed to PanCAN nationally, so giving to our team effort helps everywhere.  You can use this site via the "donate now" button to give, send a check to PanCan at 1500 Rosecrans Ave #200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or contact us at 310-408-1949.

Patients and families need us now more than ever.   With your help we hope to improve upon the $30,000 our team raised in 2023.   We want our fundraising to match the success we are having with research, government support and patient survival.  

Thank you for your help by donating, joining our team to find donors, or just spreading the word.    Lee and Dwaine

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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.