Leslie Schmitz

  • our Darling, Pam

    our Darling, Pam

Leslie Schmitz


Raised: $2,400

Goal: $2,000

For pam

Our beautiful mom, Pam, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on January 9, 2023. She fought this disease like a champion; eternally optimistic despite the daunting statistics. She was so relieved to join a trial at UCSF, sponsored by PanCAN. It gave her great hope to be a part of the new research. But, her disease was unrelenting and she passed away, with dignitiy and agency, on August 25th, 2023. Our world will never be the same. We miss her endlessly. 

Last year, we participated in the PurpleStride walk, naive and hopeful that we could raise money to help fund more trials, like the one our mom was in. This year, we intend to walk again, heartbroken, but still hopeful that one day research could lead us to a cure. 

Please consider donating and/or walking along side us, in honor of our Mommy Pam. 


Thank you for supporting my PanCAN PurpleStride fundraiser!

I want to make the biggest impact on the lives of pancreatic cancer patients – and I need you to do it!

I’m taking steps at the ultimate walk to end pancreatic cancer, PanCAN PurpleStride, on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

PurpleStride participants raise money to fund vital research that can bring new treatment options to patients; free, personalized, one-to-one support through PanCAN Patient Services; and more.

Here’s where you come in! I’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal and need your donations! A gift of any size will help patients and families facing a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Want to help in a bigger way? Join me by registering for PurpleStride! Register for free, raise $50 and you’ll receive an official PanCAN PurpleStride 2024 T-shirt!

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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.