Kacie Meixel

Kacie Meixel

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Raised: $5,281

Goal: $5,000

Welcome to Kacie's PurpleStride Fundraising Page!

When my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013, I didn't really understand what it meant. I knew she was tired, didn't have much of an appetite, and was in pain. It didn't even occur to me that she was dying.

I had been around cancer before--quite a bit actually (and little did I know at the time, even more to come). But pancreatic cancer is different. A few things to know:

* It accounts for only 3% of all cancers, but 7% of cancer deaths.

* Incidence rates have gone up each year since 2000.

* The 5-year survival rate is 10%.

It's difficult to diagnose because there are no validated, specific screening tests to find early-stage cancer in people who have no symptoms. So, it's not often found until later stages.

Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down, so we can't either.

I'm going to help make progress, with your support.

I'm participating in PanCAN's PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Every dollar you give means more patients can benefit from PanCAN's free, one-on-one support, personalized information, service and resources that can make a real difference in their lives.

If you are able, please make a gift of any size to help improve more patients' lives. Even $1 is both significant and appreciated.

Patients and families need us now more than ever. If you're interested in hearing more of my story, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

On behalf of my whole family, thank you for your support.
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Kacie's Achievements

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    Fundraise

  • Made a
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  • Updated
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  • Reached
    Fundraising
    Goal

  • I'm a
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    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.