Big Rick Energy

Big Rick Energy


Raised: $301

Goal: $2,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Our family has just started on our journey of pancreatic cancer. It was March 2021 when my husband had his whipple surgery and then diagnosis of Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. To say it was devastating is an understatement. His children, grand children, friends and family watched as treatment started and saw first hand the effects it had on him.

He completed treatment on January 15 and scans and blood work came back clear!! We celebrated and started the process of getting back to life. That was until he was hospitalized with pancreatitis and scans showed the cancer had returned in his lungs. Now he starts treatment again. 

It is all so overwhelming ALL the time. We first heard of PanCan when he was sent home from the hospital with a PanCan Nutrition Guide. I was forever saying "Where's that purple book!" But it wasn't just the purple book, it was the information on treatments, medication, webinars on almost every topic that we had questions about. We can say honestly it was the stories from other pancreatic patients, survivors, families that gave us hope. PanCan is where we will get information on clinical trials, when or if the time comes.

Every patient, family, friend even casual acquaintances deserve to have information and hope and that's why we are 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 make a gift of any size to get us one step closer to our fundraising goal and improving more patients’ lives and giving them hope.

Thank you!

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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.