Melinda Rouse-Beaver

  • Jim Gottfurcht the very gentle man who lost his life to this dreadful disease!!

    Jim Gottfurcht the very gentle man who lost his life to this dreadful disease!!

Melinda Rouse-Beaver


Raised: $6,377

Goal: $6,000

Welcome to My PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Family and friends well another year has gone by and it's time for me to raise funds for Pan Can which stands for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  This year I am a co-captain and Pan Can is one of our clients. I really want to make a bigger difference this year than last year if I can.  Thanks to all of you that donated last year.  Because of your donations they have increased the survival rate from 11% to 12% this year so you see your donations really do make a difference.  

We lost a close family member in November 2021 to this horrid disease which is what got me involved in this worthwhile cause.  His name was Jim Gottfurcht and he was such an all around great guy.  I would really appreciate any donation to this cause on his behalf.  The walk is on April 29th which happens to be my birthday weekend and this is the best present ever if any of you would like to donate to my page.

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. 

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

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support.

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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.