John's Merry Men

John's Merry Men


Raised: $3,328

Goal: $2,500

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

On November 23, 2019, pancreatic cancer stole my father from his family. John Donne was not only a wonderful father, he was also a beloved grandfather, husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Only 69 years old, my Dad was a health nut - fish, brown rice, tennis, canoeing, cross country skiing - all the things I force myself to do in the name of health he actually enjoyed (ok I do like fish but I don't do any of those sports). Which makes his passing even more infuriating. 

Pancreatic cancer is an insidious disease, and the deadliest major cancer with a five-year survival rate of only 11%. My Dad lived three years following his diagnosis, making us one of the luckier families.

I’m going to help make progress, with your support.

I’m participating in PanCAN’s PurpleStride, a year-round national movement that funds life-changing programs and services for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. I'd love for anyone and everyone to join my team - it will be a fun, laid back day spent in the springtime sun (I hope) with cool people (my friends). And drinks to follow, of course! 

Please walk with me or make a gift of any size to get me one step closer to my fundraising goal. Let's help future families have more time with their Dads than I did with mine.

Thank you for your support.

xo, Catherine Donne

P.S. For anyone wondering about the team name, Robin Hood: Men in Tights was one of John's favorite movies - I think Liz and I have seen it 600+ times.

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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.