Team Beth and Ian

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

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

Team Beth and Ian


Raised: $30,089

Goal: $25,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

In April 2016, Beth was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer. "I was 57 years old. I was not a candidate for surgery, the only possibility for a cure.  After over 5 years and 109 chemo treatments (and counting), 5 months of an oral therapy that only worked briefly, five liver biopsies, and an unsuccessful immunotherapy trial at NIH, I am still here. I know research has made the difference in keeping me alive. But I am scared - my treatment options are becoming fewer and fewer. I will continue to fight - for myself, for those who love me and for the 57,000 people who will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year."

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest 5 year survival rate of all major cancers, at just 10%. We want funding to make further progress in research to open up new, effective treatments for pancreatic cancer, for Beth and all current and future patients.

Last year, we raised over $20,000 for PanCAN PurpleStride, which supports research grants, coordination of tumor molecular profiling ("Know Your Tumor") to help find targeted therapy, patient information and advocacy. We have been active volunteers for PanCAN, including advocating with our legislators for federal fun ding for NIH and NCI.

 Please help us improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients with your donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), a 4-star non-profit from Charity Navigator. No donation is too small (or big). We very much appreciate your support.

Thank you,

Beth and Ian

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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.