Melissa Levinson

Melissa Levinson


Raised: $6,098

Goal: $5,000

Together, We Can Beat Pancreatic Cancer!

Hello Friends -

Our family is raising money for PurpleStride, an event which is taking place this year on April 30, 2022, 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.

Our brother Sid is a recent beneficiary of that advocacy.  In his case, he was very fortunate to have a doctor who, after reviewing his family's history and genetic profile, recommended that he get an abdominal MRI scan.  The scan revealed a very small tumor in the tail of his pancreas. Thanks to the screening that led to early detection, his doctors were able to surgically remove the tumor before it could begin to spread, and he is as good as new.  This incredibly positive outcome is solely due to early detection. We are a family who has benefitted time and again from early screening and early action -- it continues to save our lives.   

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 screening they need to detect and defeat the world's deadliest major cancer.  The team's goal is to raise more than $25,000.  

Making sure that everyone has both the information and access to early screening is very important to our family, that Sid and Amy are matching the first $25,000 we raise.  We would greatly appreciate any donation you can make to help us reach our goal. 

Thank you for supporting PanCAN.

Melissa & Amy

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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  • $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

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    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.