Surfside Purple Hope

  • Purple Stride - SISTERHOOD - Faith, Love, Hope. Stronger Together

    Purple Stride - SISTERHOOD - Faith, Love, Hope. Stronger Together

Surfside Purple Hope


Raised: $1,225

Goal: $10,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!



Hi. My name is Diane aka Auntie Di, the team captain for Surfside Purple Hope. 

In August 2018 I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer at age 60. The good news was that I qualified for the Whipple surgery and had the fortitude to tolerate the full series of Folfirinox treatments. I defied odds and am a 2-year Pancreatic Cancer survivor. 

The bad news was that Pancreatic cancer does not stop or slow down. And I will not stop or slow down either. With the support of my loving family members, deceased mother who remains by my side in spirit and dear friends I continue to fight this horrible cancer.



How? One step is to participate in the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network (PanCAN) PurpleStride Boston’s virtual fundraiser. Purple Stride is a year-round national movement that funds lifechanging programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.


As the stride in Boston was cancelled due to the coronavirus risk, we organized a private stride to recognize warriors such as our cousin’s brother who sadly lost his battle with this disease, as well as more fortunate patients / survivors like myself.


Together we will STRIDE along the waterfront in historic Plymouth MA, by the Plymouth Rock and Mayflower replica. We will wear purple masks and adhere to Covid-19 medical expert guidance, as we also celebrate life and our good fortune in face of a pandemic that threatens everyone’s lives.



We need your help and would greatly appreciate your gift of any amount to help our Surfside Purple Hope team reach our fundraising goal.


Every dollar you contribute 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. Every dollar will support patients / survivors such as myself who struggle to retain the faith, hope and will to survive.  


Thank you. Your generosity will not be forgotten.





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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.