Remembrance of Axe





  • Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

    Wage Hope at PurpleStride. The walk to end pancreatic cancer.

Wage Hope to end pancreatic cancer

15 years ago on January 1st we lost a member of our family, Mark "Axe" Braatz at the young age of 49.  He was a grandson, son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many.  Not a day goes by where we don't think about him or share random stories about him.  It is so hard to believe that it's been over 15 years since he lost his battle to this horrible disease.  During his battle he was strong and he fought all the way to the very end.  Rest in Heaven, dad. We'll always love you.

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 9%. This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest, but it can’t take away our determination. 

Our team has stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Will you help us rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?

Every dollar that you donate ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to create better outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating to our team, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020. 

Purple ribbons aren’t enough. Please join us in the fight today. 

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