Jillian Henrici

Jillian Henrici


Raised: $4,511

Goal: $10,000


Dear Friends and Family, 

This year I will be raising money for Team Henrici to raise money for the fight against Pancreatic Cancer. It is with an extremely heavy heart that I am fundraising for PurpleStride not only without my dad and now his best friend and dear brother, Ken Henrici, with us. Our hearts have been broken even since Kenny passed away suddenly on November 4th, 2023. I started fundraising for Team Henrici in November because even in his final gesture, Kenny’s devoted wife Meryl and loving sons Doug and Mike decided that Kennyw would want to honored his little brother and asked for donations to PanCan in lieu of flowers at his services.  As most of you know, my dad lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer after a 17 month battle on October 24, 2018. I cannot believe it has been 5 years. It was one of the hardest times of my life. However the past 18 months have been extremely challenging, especially with losing Kenny. My loving mother has been battling Ovarian cancer since last March and my cousin's sweet wife won her battle against breast cancer in late 2023. Both are with us today and are still continuing their fights against their respective diseases with the fantastic scientific advancements that are offered today to treat cancer. I have had a front row seat to see the dramatic advancements in cancer treatment since my dad’s passing and I could not be more grateful for this. My wish is that the types of treatments that are available for other types of cancer are soon standard care for patients battling Pancreatic Cancer too.

For those of you who know me, my dad was my hero and I love him immensely. We were two of a kind. There are no words to express what my dad meant to me or my sadness of his passing, even 5 years later.  There is a sense of relief knowing that my dad is with his best friend and loyal brother Ken. I know that my dad greeted him with a long embrace and had several Coronas on ice waiting for him. Both my father and Ken loved hard. They loved their friends, family, community, animals, all people  ... and life in general. I will forever be grateful to my dear uncle Kenny, who did all he could to fill the empty space in my heart and life. I will miss them both each and every day.

Please support me as I raise money for PurpleStride Boston. It is Saturday April 27th along the beach at Carson Beach in Southie.


I apologize for the late notice but I invite you all to come walk with us. I also would truly appreciate any donations to my team to honor my dad. 

Team Henrici Home Page  or http://support.pancan.org/goto/teamhenrici

With love and gratitude,


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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.