Meg Sawyer

  • Father's Day 2018

    Father's Day 2018

Meg Sawyer


Raised: $4,656

Goal: $2,500

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Hi friends,

As many of you know, my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2018. Those first few weeks post-diagnosis left our family feeling overwhelmed as we grappled with the discouraging prognosis and tried to figure out a treatment plan. With a supportive medical team and resources like PanCAN, we eventually found a sense of direction and hope that helped us face the challenges ahead. My dad fought hard for a year, exceeding treatment milestones, before he passed away in January 2019. Although it will never be enough, I am so grateful for the time we had with him.

My family’s story is not uncommon; the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer only recently reached double digits. PanCAN makes it possible for families to fight, and I’m excited to contribute to this important work, with your support.

This year, I am participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. If you are able, please consider making a gift of any size to get me one step closer to my fundraising goal. Every dollar you give means more families and patients can benefit from PanCAN’s free, one-on-one support, personalized information, services, resources, and research initiatives.

From the bottom of my heart, 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.