Erin Nishimura

Erin Nishimura


Raised: $527

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to my PanCAN PurpleStride Personal Fundraising Page!

Thank you for supporting my PanCAN PurpleStride fundraiser!

This is really hard for me to write. Currently Gary, Kurtis's dad, is battling pancreatic cancer. Gary grew up in a big family of 11 children, and 5 of them received pancreatic cancer diagnoses during their lifetimes. We also lost Kurtis's cousin recently to pancreatic cancer. 

To say this disease has upended our lives is an understatement. This year Kurtis, Erin, Emmy & Max are running/walking for Gary, and to honor all our friends and relatives who have had to face a cancer diagnosis. 

My dream is to see significant improvements in treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients. Will you help me meet my goals by making a small donation? PanCAN has been an invaluable resource for our family as we navigate this disease, so I know every dollar donated will help other families, too.

Thank you for all of your love and support!


Erin Nishimura

(team leader of Team Nishimura)

P.S.- Don't worry too hard about Kurtis, he's now receiving yearly screenings.

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!

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.