Cathey Chustz

Cathey Chustz


Raised: $7,495

Goal: $7,000

Welcome to my PanCAN PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

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.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death, and the five year survival rate has only just increased this year to 13%, the lowest of all major cancers.  With no early detection, most patients are diagnosed too late for surgery (85% or more) due to metastasis to other organs.


I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on August 16, 2023.  Hearing the diagnosis was devastating, but hearing the prognosis was even more shocking, and I was immediately overcome with hopelessness.  In this day and time of medical advances, how could pancreatic cancer fall so far behind other cancers?  I NEVER want ANYONE to feel that hopelessness that engulfed me that day!

Since then I have learned a lot about pancreatic cancer and have been in treatment, and am presently feeling very good.   There is hope, and we are on the brink of great advances in a possible screening and research and treatment advances.  

Now is the time to fuel the momentum and finally make a difference in outcomes for  pancreatic cancer patients like me! 

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!  Come join me on the walk! 

Let’s show everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer that we’re fighting for them.

I’m grateful for your support, and so passionate about this cause!

Donate to Cathey

Download Printable Donation Form

Cathey's Achievements

  • Connected
    to Facebook to

  • Made a

  • Updated
    My Fundraising

  • Reached

  • I'm a

  • Download & Open the PanCAN PurpleStride App

  • I've Received
    5+ Donations
    Toward my Goal

  • $50

    Raise $50 and Earn a T‑shirt

  • $100

    Raise $100

  • Raise $250

  • Raise $500

  • Raise $750

  • $1,000GRANDCLUB

    Raise $1,000 and Join the PanCAN PurpleStride Grand Club

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.