Walk With Phyllis

Walk With Phyllis


Raised: $338

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

My mother was 60 when she was faced with the deadly disease and cancer that took her life. Purple was her favorite color. It is also the color for Crohn's disease, which she faced for over 40 years, as well as Pancreatic cancer.

My mom wrote a note to herself in the middle of 2020. I found the note when cleaning out her desk drawers. A few lines down, she wrote:

"With the first set of tests [for Crohn's in the 80s], the doctor said that I had Ike's disease, a disease named after President Eisenhower because I had the same symptoms. I was such a mental and physical mess on top of feeling humiliated that I would do everything in my power to appear normal which was draining. I was skinny and sickly looking, so they took me to the hospital once more, where I stayed for over a month. They fattened me up, I was 80 lbs, and seriously close to death. Thankfully, they finally diagnosed me by coming into my room and proudly stating ... 'well, Mrs. Scafide, you don't have cancer!' and I recall thinking did anyone think I had cancer? I have Crohn's disease!"

That was written before she had even thought that she'd have cancer or was about to die.

One of the increased risks of Pancreatic Cancer is from long-term symptoms of Crohn's. My mom lived with Crohn's almost all her life.

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 life-changing 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

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.