Kiss My Pancreas

Kiss My Pancreas


Raised: $30

Goal: $300

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

                       We are Striding in Honor of  Bill Maletz  5/5/1962- 4/27/2016                              Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 9%. This brutal, debilitating, painful disease stole My Dad and put him through many years of suffering, endless different doctors, specialists, procedures, scopes, stents, scans, hospital stays, many unneeded "guinea pig" surgeries (as my dad would say) including the LONG dreaded whipple. We were assured over and over that this wasn't cancer, leaving each time with multiple misdiagnosis, and my Dad mumbling under his breath that they didn't know what the heck they were talking about. He was right, as always. On April 27, 2016 at age 53, his long, painful, suffering 10 year battle that left him with his soul in a frail shell came to a end. We were contacted confirming what we had thought all along, the cause of death was indeed, Pancreatic Cancer.

Our team has stepped up for the second year in a row with hopes of putting an end to this cruel disease, so it doesn't destroy more families like it has done to ours. Will you help us rewrite the future of this disease by joining our Team and striding with us, or making a donation today? By donating to our team, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.

Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it. Please join me 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.

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.