Team Silva

Team Silva


Raised: $549

Goal: $1,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Team Silva is back!!

After not being able to walk the past two years because of Covid, it’s time to bring back Team Silva for our fifth year participating in the PurpleStride 5k. Team Silva has been around since 2016 in honor of Silva Mona Tarziers. 

Silva was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2012. Silva was told she would only have 6 months, yet through her courage and strength she managed to fight for 9 months until she passed in November of 2013. Her sister and best friend, Sandy Goldschmidts, became her sisters biggest advocate and was determined to raise as much awareness for pancreatic cancer as possible. In 2016, Sandy and McKenzie heard about the PanCan 5k and without hesitation decided that creating Team Silva would be a wonderful way to honor Sandy's sister. 

On December 7, 2017 Sandy passed away suddenly. It was a huge shock to everyone who knew her. Sandy had requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in honor of her sister. Sandy loved that we did this in honor of her sister, Silva. So not only in Silva’s honor but also in Sandy’s honor, we want to keep up the tradition. Now we not only walk for Silva, but also for Sandy. 

If you cannot make it that day, please consider donating to our team page. 

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

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.