Always Frank's Supporters (AFS)

  • Always Frank's Supporters 2019 Team Photo

    Always Frank's Supporters 2019 Team Photo

Always Frank's Supporters (AFS)


Raised: $2,977

Goal: $11,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Welcome to our PurpleStride team fundraising page, Always Frank’s Supporters! Walk or run with us April 30. 

Two days before his 52nd birthday in 2011 Frank was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He fought hard with support from our three beautiful daughters, other family members, friends, co-workers, and wonderful healthcare professionals. We got him through treatments, and he was able to be with us for graduations and the very best Smuggs vacation that summer. After 14½ months of fighting that cancer on January 6, 2013 he left us for a special place in heaven.


Since then two of our daughters have gotten married, and we have four beautiful grandchildren. So, walk with us. If you cannot then, please make a donation today and help us reach our fundraising goal!  Frank is relying on us now to help to learn more about this disease so that a cure can be found. Thank you.

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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.