In memory of my father, Keith Stough, I'm taking steps to end pancreatic cancer at PanCAN PurpleStride on Saturday, April 29, 2023. I am the team captain of “For the Love of Keith," which has been adopted as the Lockton St. Louis team.
Fellow Lockton Associates, for those of you who are not familiar, I am Stephanie Graber (Stough) and I have been with Lockton for 9 years. I am the Sr. Design Lead in the Midwest Design Services department. I am completely honored that the Lockton Midwest Philanthropy Committee has decided to merge Team Lockton STL with my team. Your generous donations in memory of my father mean so much to me and my family. We must end this monstrous disease. Thank you and I look forward to you joining our team!
My father's cancer story is summarized below as written by my mother, Joanne Stough.
“On November 27, 2022, my husband of 34 years, the father of my children, and the love of my life lost a short, but courageous battle with a beast known as pancreatic cancer.
He was diagnosed on September 24, but unfortunately by the time we learned of his disease, the tumor was very large, and had already metastasized to his liver, abdominal lining, and lymph nodes. After only knowing he had the disease for 31 days, he went on hospice. In just another 34 days, he lost his battle.
When we learned of the diagnosis, we were expecting Keith to have about nine months to live. He barely made it two months, and it was an arduous fight. We barely had time to accept his illness, and he was already gone.
This has been such a terribly painful experience for Keith and all of us left behind. I urge you to learn about the symptoms.https://pancan.org/news/7-pancreatic-cancer-symptoms-and-signs-you-should-know/“
PanCAN PurpleStride is the number one way PanCAN raises money to fund vital research that can bring new treatment options to patients, and gives them free, personalized one-to-one support through PanCAN Patient Services.
Here's where you come in! I've set an ambitious fundraising goal because the more money I raise, the bigger impact we make and would appreciate a gift of any size to help me get there.
PanCAN PurpleStride is for everyone, and I'd love for you to join me! Just click the Register button at the top of this page and follow a few easy steps to get set up. Join the “For the Love of Keith” team. And anyone who registers and raises $50 will receive an official PanCAN PurpleStride 2023 T-shirt!