Kelly McConahay

Kelly McConahay


Raised: $2,677

Goal: $1,500

Fighting for my family

I am walking for my dad, Gregg Miller. I am walking for my Uncle, Gary Miller. I am walking for my stepdad, Dave Baum. I am walking for Claudia Higgins. I am walking because I have already lost too much.

In July 2023, my uncle Gary was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On August 1st, he lost his battle. My dad and he were more than brothers; they were friends. Three months later, my dad was diagnosed with the same cancer. My whole world came to a stop. The amount of courage and strength he showed when he was told his diagnosis and every day after, will continue to amaze me. He never once pitied himself and instead was able to smile and comfort others through it all. He knew what he was up against and his only worry was for my sister and me. My dad passed away on February 15th, 2024, and the only way I can help him now is to make sure there is help for others.

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! Let’s show everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer that we’re fighting for them. I’m grateful for your support!

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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.