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#DeanLindaWoodStrong

#DeanLindaWoodStrong

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Raised: $2,685

Goal: $1,000

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  • Dear friends and family:

    As you may know, I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in February 2020.  Pancreatic cancer is aggressive, but so am I, and I am in the fight of my life. I am so lucky to have a great family, a great job (Broward College), a great Dr. and hospital (UM Sylvester), and a great support group to help me get through the chemo and other related treatments..  Many are not as fortunate as me. 

     When I was first diagnosed, I was directed to Pancan as a way to learn more about my tumor, access oncologists that specialize in this disease, and learn about clinical trials, nutrition, and how to stay centered while I adjust to a new way of life (which has been very difficult at times)

     As a result, through Pancan I found a wonderful Dr. at the University of Miami's Sylvester Cancer Center, Dr. Nkiruka Ezenwajiaku or Dr. NK as everyone calls her.  She has been my gift from GOD and has gone above and beyond for me with her support and kindness, and guess what, I am responding to chemo.   However pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down, and neither does Pancan.  Pancan funds more grants to help develop new treatments and someday a cure for this disease. This disease does not discriminate, and as you know it has taken the lives of some famous people including Congressman John Lewis, Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek. 

    I believe in paying it forward, so I am asking for your support. 

    Cancer has shown me how kind, caring and supportive people can be.  I’m participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds lifechanging programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

    Every dollar you give means more patients can benefit from PanCAN’s free, one-on-one support, personalized information, service and resources that can make a real difference in their lives. 

    I am respectfully asking you to please make a gift of any size to get me one step closer to improving more lives. My real goal is to help Pancan research find a CURE, and together we can.  In the meantime, I will continue to fight.

    Patients and families need us now more than ever, and to be honest, I need the support more now than ever.  Pancan has been a great resource for me, and I would appreciate any support that you can give.  

    Thank you for your support. 

    Linda

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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.