Big Al's Cobras

  • May 2017

    May 2017

Big Al's Cobras


Raised: $703

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Thank you for visiting Big Al's Cobras Team Page!

In May 2017, I noticed that my father didn't appear the same to me. We spent that summer going to doctors' appointments to figure out what was wrong. In July they found a mass in his pancreas, and in September he underwent surgery to remove it. Of all things, my dad was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer on his birthday. He did chemo like a champ, and in August 2019, there were no signs of cancer. Pancreatic cancer has a 10% 5-year survival rate, so even though Dad didn't have signs in 2019, the likelihood that it would recur were stacked against him. In May 2020, they found a mass had grown, and the following month they confirmed that it was cancer. Doctors are unable to remove the mass this time, so chemo is his only option. They are treating it like stage 4 pancreatic cancer, so his chemo is more aggressive and the side effects have been quite noticeable this time, but my dad keeps fighting for good days. Please join me in raising funds for pancreatic cancer patients/research. Anything helps! You can join my team and walk/run the virtual 5K (registration is FREE). If you'd rather just make a donation to my team, that'll work, too! Another huge way to help is to share my team page so others can donate. 

Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down, and neither do we!

We’re going to help make progress, with your support.

Our team is 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. 

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.

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support.

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About PanCAN's PurpleStride

Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate event to end pancreatic cancer.

On One Big Day, through 60 PurpleStride events taking place across the country, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together and walk 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.