Amy Cohen

  • Sid and me about 1 year post surgery -- so grateful Sid was screened.

    Sid and me about 1 year post surgery -- so grateful Sid was screened.

Amy Cohen


Raised: $33,875

Goal: $50,000

Together, We Can Beat Pancreatic Cancer!


As you may know, my husband Sid was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October 2021. He was incredibly lucky. The tumor was detected very early and was successfully removed before it spread. Sid’s cancer was found so early because he was fortunate to have a doctor who recommended that he get screened for pancreatic cancer based on his family history and genetics. 


Once again, our family is walking in PanCAN's PurpleStride this year on April 29, 2023, to raise money and awareness to detect and defeat the world's deadliest major cancer.  For our family, participating 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 early screening they need.  Our goal is to raise more than $100,000. It's an ambitious goal, but as Sid’s story clearly shows, making sure that everyone has both the information and access to early screening will save lives.  Within the past year alone, the five-year survival rate increased from 11% to 12%, which sounds modest but in fact means hundreds of lives saved.

Access to early screening is so important to us that Sid and I will match the first $25,000 we raise.  We would greatly appreciate any donation you could make to help us reach our goal. Or you can join our team, raise money and walk with us on April 29 at what is truly an inspiring event. You can donate or join us by clicking the appropriate button above.

Thank you for supporting PanCAN and us.


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 event to end pancreatic cancer.

On One Big Day, through 60 PurpleStride events taking place 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 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.