Penny Van Hale

  • Santa Steve at his finest!

    Santa Steve at his finest!

Penny Van Hale


Raised: $5,514

Goal: $8,000

Welcome to My 5K PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down, and neither do we!

I’m going to help make progress, with your support, in honor of Santa Steve Van Hale, who passed away from pancreatic cancer on October 3rd 2021 & our friend, Santa Bill DeMarco, who passed away from a form of pancreatic cancer on May 21, 2023. 

My team & I are participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds lifechanging programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. PurpleStride is Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Como Regional Park in Saint Paul. 

Every dollar you give means more patients can benefit from PanCAN’s free, one-on-one support, personalized information, services and resources that can make a real difference in their lives, as well as help pancreatic cancer research to help eradicate this disease.  Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Please make a gift of any size to get my team one step closer to our fundraising goal and improving more patients’ lives. 

Please also considering walking with my team in PurpleStride with us. 

You all know that when it comes to a good cause, I'm not afraid to ask, or even beg, for donations.  :D

 In 2023, we were the #6 team in fundraising in Minnesota. I really want my team to be #1 because that means more dollars to help eradicate this horrible disease that is basically a death sentence.  

Thank you for your support.

Penny Van Hale

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About PanCAN PurpleStride

Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer.

On Saturday, April 27, 2024, at nearly 60 events 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 PanCAN's signature community celebration, raising money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.