Welcome to our team fundraising page!
Paul Michaelian - husband, father, brother and uncle - was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2021. His journey had been long and difficult at times, but his faith and the faith of his community helped him fight a good fight. Unfortunately, Paul succumbed to the disease on Valentine's Day, 2023, with his wife Michele and family at his side. While we mourn his passing, we believe that his story is a beautiful testimony on how our God provides comfort and care during the course of battling pancreatic cancer. We are grateful for all the doctors, the nurses, the researchers, the clinical trials, and the medications that provided assistance during his battle.
Team Michaelian will be walking in the Raleigh / Durham PurpleStride walk again this year. Last year we raised just over $13K - but it was more than the money. To be with so many people who are positive and dedicated to the PanCAN cause was amazing and inspiring. In 2023 we're going to have a bigger team walking and aiming for a greater total.
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.
While Paul is now in Heaven with no more pain and no more disease, we need to continue the quest for better treatements and a cure!
Thank you for your support.
About PanCAN PurpleStride
Local action. Nationwide impact. This is PanCAN PurpleStride, the ultimate event to end pancreatic cancer.
On One Big Day, through 60 PurpleStride events taking place across the country, pancreatic cancer survivors, families, caregivers, researchers and supporters will join together and walk 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.