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Dearest Friends and Family,

As many of you know, my Dad fought a brave fight with pancreatic cancer in 2020. Despite receiving such a bleak prognosis, he approached it as many of you might guess: a problem to be solved. The treatments he underwent were grueling and took a toll mentally and physically, yet it should be no surprise that he persevered through them all. While not curative, the treatments were successful to some degree in that they were able to mitigate some of the symptoms and allowed for more time with family and a trip back to his favorite place, Long Beach Island. 

Dad's battle ended in August 2020. While we wish he was still here with us, we recognize that he has now moved onto his next challenge: we're confident that whatever it is he will attack his next problem with trademark passion, strong work ethic, and of course, spreadsheets. We continue to strive to celebrate Dad's life in all that we do.

We'll leave you here with his thoughts on the next park of his journey: "I'm not sure what happens next, but I hope it's cool." 

Amen Dad, we hope it is. We miss you and we love you.

Although I would rather live in a world without pancreatic cancer, I am very thankful for all that PanCAN does and continues to do. PanCAN was truly an amazing organization and proved to be invaluable during his ordeal. 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.

Thank you for your never-ending love and 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.