Thank you for joining our team to raise awareness to pancreatic cancer and money for research. Although I am the captain of this team and a survivor, many of the team members have lost loved ones to pancreatic cancer. We hope you will join our team and remember those we have lost with a donation.
Pancreatic cancer is deadliest of all cancer. It is the only cancer with a single digit 5 year survival rate. 80% of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will not even live another year. It is predicted to be the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths by 2020.
Thanks in part to PurpleStride donations, the 5 year survival rate has risen from 5%, when I was diagnosed in April of 2011, to the current rate of 9%. It is only through research that this has been possible. As wonderful as this increase is, we cannot let up now. The incidence of this disease is on the rise so even with this increase in survival rate, the number of those who will die from pancreatic cancer is going up.
If you have difficulty in registering and/or making a donation or you would to make a donation but not on-line, please private message me.
Sue Clements - dx April 8, 2011 – NED since 9/19/2012 - Declared CANCER FREE 11/02/2017