Team Gino

Team Gino


Raised: $2,422

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Hi everyone! My name is Gianna Marchese and I am the Team Captain for #TeamGino.

My grandfather lost his fight against Pancreatic Cancer on December 2, 2021. Losing him completely rocked the lives of every member of my family, and his absence is noticed every single day. He always told me to "Do the right thing and do things right," and that is something I hold near and dear to my heart. Starting a conversation and spreading awareness about Pancreatic Cancer is a way that I intend to do something right today.

Pancreatic Cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers and for all stages of this horrible disease, the 5-year survival rate is 11%. I have decided to start a team in honor of my grandpa in order to make strides toward curing Pancreatic Cancer. My grandfather was a hero in so many ways, and always found positives through life's toughest grievances. So that is what I am trying to do. My grandfather may have lost his battle, but through this loss, we have the ability to rally a new group of people to participate in fighting this battle with the rest of this community.

You can choose to donate, and/or join my team and walk with me on Saturday, April 30th in Seattle! If you have any questions, please reach out to me! Thank you all so much for your support and love. 


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

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.