Sam's Clan for PanCan

Sam's Clan for PanCan


Raised: $25

Goal: $200

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

We are honoring the life of Sam Carlson MD, an amazing husband, father, grandfather, physician, mentor and leader who bravely battled pancreatic cancer. His battle ended March 2018.  However, with his love and example, our family has grown even closer despite this disease. 

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 9%. This deadly cancer has stolen our best and our brightest, but it can’t take away our determination and hope for a cure. This is the fourth death from pancreatic cancer in our family (none blood related), and we are determined to help raise awareness and funding.

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? (It is hard for our family to ask for help but we believe so strongly in the fight to end this evil disease.) Please also consider joining our family on this important day. We would love to see you! September 15th, 2018 at Elm Creek Park in Maple Grove at 10:30 am.

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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About PanCAN's PurpleStride

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) PurpleStride is a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services to accelerate progress for pancreatic cancer patients.

At nearly 60 PurpleStride events in communities nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters passionate about changing the future of pancreatic cancer come together to celebrate and honor everyone affected by the disease.

PurpleStride is the number-one way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer on all fronts — through research, clinical initiatives, patient services, advocacy and nationwide volunteer support. Learn more.