Heather King

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Heather King


Raised: $1,225

Goal: $500

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Until this post, I haven’t publicly announced that I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Sept. of 2020. I kept it to family, close friends and co-workers on a need to know basis. This was the scariest diagnosis I could have received. Google it ….not good news and usually a death sentence. My kids were only 7 and 10 when I found out and I wasn’t near ready to leave them.

I see a lot of people courageously revealing to the world their step by step journey. To me, the possibility of me not ever seeing the end of the journey was just too hard to post about so I hope those of you who are just now finding out aren’t offended. To me, this was a personal journey I needed to take.

However, due to early detection, surgery, months and months of chemo and immunotherapy, great doctors and nurses, awesome family and friends….and most of all,  God, I’m still here and I’m hopeing to continue to defy the odds.

I felt like now was the right time to let my Facebook family know what has been going on as I’m hopeing to raise some awareness of an organization that is in the forefront of pancreatic cancer. ..pancan.

Early detection was the key for me … and I want others to have the opportunity for early detection. Unfortunately, right now, by the time anyone has symptoms or it’s discovered, it’s just too late. So we need to fund the research to understand how to detect this horrible cancer early.  For anyone who can donate, I’d like to ask you to.  Any donation, large or small, would be very much appreciated.

From Pancan: 

I’m participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds lifechanging 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.

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support.

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  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $100

    Raised $100
    for 1:1 support for
    4 patients

  • $270

    Raised $270 for
    27 educational

  • $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.