We walk so she can dance

We walk so she can dance


Raised: $2,459

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

In October 2020 I got a call " we have decided to move to Syracuse". Little did we know when my mom Arline drove the moving truck out 6 months later that she would be returning the next week to Massachusetts via a bumpy ambulance ride while in pain and on oxygen from complications. While unpacking we noticed her skin had turned orange.  A CT scan at the E.R. revealed an abnormal area on the pancreas that was confirmed as cancer after several long weeks of setbacks including multiple abdominal drains. The doctors told us 6 months of chemo and radiation should get her ready for surgery with a possible cure. 

Chemo was started after a 4 month delay and celebrating her 75th birthday in the hospital.  Half a year after the ordeal started the abdominal drains were removed and she returned to Syracuse to revitalize her life by eating, moving, and unpacking.  Her fight is far from over. The latest scans revealed no spread and she is thriving at home so the Whipple surgery is being discussed more seriously.  Pancreatic cancer is often detected too late to treat or possibly cure so we are thankful for all the time we have had and consider ourselves lucky that a chance for a cure is still possible. PanCan has helped her understand the treatment and gives us hope with everyone's stories and research. They are working on earlier detection methods which could save countless lives. 

Let's all come together for this walk to raise awareness and money for PANCAN to help people like Arline get back to their life and hobbies like dancing and genealogy research. April 30th will be almost a year from her diagnosis and hopefully she will be recovering from her Whipple and moving on to a new and brighter future. Please donate or join our " we walk so she can dance" team to help Arline and PanCan. 

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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.