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Doris' Mourning Glories

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Doris' Mourning Glories

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Raised: $1,857

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

My mother, Doris Hatch, was a loving mother, Grammy, wife, sister, aunt, and friend! In the year leading up to my moms diagnosis she was diagnosed with diabetes (with a sudden increase in her hgbA1c), became more fatigued than ever before, diagnosed with gallstones, and in the months leading up to her diagnosis had severe upper abdominal pain. My mom went in for an emergent cholecystectomy and 4 days later continued to have severe upper abdominal pain. After being diagnosed with post op pancreatitis, her pain continued despite pain management attempts. An MRI revealed a mass in her pancreas with spots on her liver and spleen. A week later my mom had a biopsy of her liver which revealed the pancreatic cancer had spread to her liver, spleen and lungs. It was estimated that my moms tumor had been growing for 5 years. 


My moms symptoms were vague and always had an explainable cause. Early diagnosis may have given my mom a better chance of survival. My family and I want to help prevent another family from losing their loved one to pancreatic cancer. Awareness and early diagnosis is key to increasing the survival rate!


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.


Love,

Doris’ Family

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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.