Fight for Mike

  • Mike


Fight for Mike


Raised: $7,297

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Hi Everyone! 

I am Mike Hoyt.  I have Pancreatic Cancer.  The diagnosis nine years ago was a complete surprise to me and my family as my family has no known history of pancreatic cancer.  Pancreatic cancer is a lifetime curse I and fellow patients have to live with.  At this point, I expect to be getting chemo the rest of my life to control the cancer.  For most of us, that lifetime is all too short.  I have been fortunate to be around for nine years.  Since I was initially diagnosed as Stage 4, I had less than a 10% chance of surviving 5 years.  That survival record has improved some but not enough.  Fortunately, I am still around and have no detectible cancer due to a treatment protocol just developed prior to my treatment through cancer research.  The downside is my cancer markers rose to its highest level ever, so I sought an alternative.  I tried one treatment and was unsuccessful.  I switched to another treatment and my markers have started down

As you can see, the outlook for pancreatic cancer patients is bleak.  Currently, there are many potential treatments for pancreatic cancer that are being studied or could be studied if funded.  Pancreatic cancer research is needed to find a cure to this dreaded disease.

Our team is raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in a PurpleStride this year.  Please feel welcome to join the team as well.  

By making a donation to our team, you are supporting efforts to increase survival for this deadly disease by 2025.  Please make a donation today and help me to reach my fundraising goal!

(P.S., If you want to contribute to a particular person, please click on his or her name listed to the right of this message)


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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.