Christine McIntosh

Christine McIntosh


Raised: $3,156

Goal: $5,000

Help me raise funds for pancreatic cancer research and support for patients!

Hi everyone,

Today I am honoring my mother Suzanne Kranjac McIntosh on her third birthday since passing away from pancreatic cancer by registering for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) PurpleStride on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

Please help me raise funds for pancreatic cancer research and patient support services!

Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the US. The vast majority of people do not know that they have pancreatic cancer until it is in its late stages, where less than 5 percent of patients will survive for 5 years. Like my mother, many of these people only live months after their diagnosis. 

While leaps and bounds have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of many types of cancer in recent decades, we still don't have an effective screening test for pancreatic cancer and the high tech immunotherapies being used with incredible results in other cancers have thus far not been as effective for patients with pancreatic cancer. Simply put, it is a disease where progress is desperately needed. As a scientist, I understand so clearly that progress takes research and research takes money. PanCAN PurpleStride is the number one way PanCAN raises money to fund that vital research.

PanCAN also provides support for patients and their families and conducts advocacy work on their behalf. The organization has an A rating from CharityWatch so you know your donation will be put to good use and not lining the pockets of their executives.

Please help me in my goal to raise funding for pancreatic cancer research and patient support by donating. I would also be delighted if you would join me in Chicago or in spirit at the PurpleStride event nearest you. Just click the Register button at the top of this page and follow a few easy steps to get set up. 

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.