Release the Kraken

Release the Kraken


Raised: $3,185

Goal: $2,500

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Hi, everyone!

This is the first time our family is participating in Purplestride! We are walking in memory of my mommy, Judy Spain. Judy was diagnosed with neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer in June of 2020. We were told this was a slow growing and treatable form of pancreatic cancer - we were told it wasn't the aggressive and deadly type that we commonly hear about. We had hope and optimism. Unfortunately, insurance denied treatments and we learned that only 4 months after diagnosis, the cancer rapidly progressed. The doctors said they only see that progression in a small amount of patients, but it was a wake up call that there is just not enough funding into research and understanding of this disease. 

That is why I wanted to do this. Even the "better" kind of pancreatic cancer was deadly for us. While we did not get the chance to use the resources offered by PanCAN, I know people who have and who have been involved with them, and it is an incredible organization!

 Better research, understanding and treatment options are needed so that the next person diagnosed can survive. So that when someone is told they have time, they really do have time. 

Thank you for your donation in honor of Judy!

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.

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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.