Marquette Women's Lacrosse

Marquette Women's Lacrosse


Raised: $3,197

Goal: $3,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Marquette Lacrosse Family,

I continued to be amazed by the generosity of the Marquette lacrosse family. This is the tenth year that the team has taken on the fight against Pancreatic Cancer and I know first hand that our fundraising is making a difference. My former teammate Kassen Delano, whose mother Patti passed away in December 2010 has been so greatly moved and appreciative of all we have done and continue to do in her mom’s memory.

Like many of you, we are all too familiar now with the disease and how quickly it can devastate the individuals and families in its path. In 2010, Pancreatic Cancer infiltrated my Notre Dame lacrosse family and uncovered the dire need to generate awareness, create hope, and encourage research. Since then, this disease has touched both the Notre Dame and Marquette lacrosse families, and has sparked our initiative to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and work towards finding a cure.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the few cancers for which survival has not improved substantially over nearly 40 years. Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. It has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. 94% of pancreatic cancer patients will die within five years of diagnosis. 74% of patients die within the first year of diagnosis. The average life expectancy after diagnosis with metastatic disease is just three to six months.

Our goal is to make people aware of this. We want to spread this awareness because I am sure there are plenty of Americans who, like me eleven years ago, have never heard of such a disease.

Marquette Women’s Lacrosse wants to make a difference and they want to do it for all the friends, family and loved ones that have experienced this terrible disease.

Please join our team as a participant, or make a gift of any size to get us one step closer to our fundraising goal and improving more patients’ lives. You can donate to a team member or make a general donation to the team.Thank you so much for helping our cause. We appreciate everything you do for this team.


Meredith Black

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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.

On one powerful day through nearly 60 PurpleStride events nationwide, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together to 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.