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Sarla's Team

Sarla's Team

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Raised: $206

Goal: $5,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Sarla's team is raising money in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by participating in PurpleStride. We are privileged to have you visit our page and to share the story of my inspiration and my mother, Dr. Sarla Kothary.

Sarla was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2013, just before her 70th birthday. She began treatment at the University of Michigan Cancer Center under the care of the wonderful Dr. Mark Zalupski. For 20 months she endured over 50 rounds of chemo, lived bravely and tried her best to live a normal, spirited and unhindered life. During her illness, she would travel to see family and friends, and her last trip was to New York to meet the latest addition to her family, her granddaughter Misha. This trip was just five days before she passed away.

We all miss my mom dearly. She was a sweet and compassionate woman. As a physician at the University of Michigan, she had an impeccable bedside manner and as a mother/wife/daughter/sister/grandmother/aunt/friend, she loved unconditionally and with all her heart. Her friends and family were everything to her.

This year our efforts are extra special. We lost my father (also my mother's caregiver!) last year to a heart attack. My mother and father are reunited in harmony, but we fight for the years lost. 

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is an amazing organization, with the passion and commitment to finding a cure for this terrible disease. I formed Sarla’s Team in honor of my mom, her strength and to help all those battling pancreatic cancer. This is #whyistride!

By making a donation to our team, you are supporting efforts to double survival for this deadly disease.

Please make a donation today and help us reach our fundraising goal!

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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.