Smitty's Bums

Smitty's Bums


Raised: $7,262

Goal: $5,000

Welcome to our team fundraising page!

Welcome to Our PanCAN PurpleStride Team Fundraising Page!

Hey there - 

As many of you know, my father (George, Smitty, Bum, "Charlie"... whatever name he goes by to you!) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September of 2022. We are forever grateful that he was able to receive this diagnosis when his cancer was stage one - which we realize was nothing short of a miracle. He started chemotherapy, and though that was helpful, we were told a few months later that he was not a good candidate for surgery. A few weeks later, his oncologist felt that the chemotherapy was taking a larger toll than it was doing good, so they planned to stop chemo early. He had a repeat scan in early February 2023 and by the grace of God and a true miracle - his cancer was gone. We feel so abundantly thankful for the community and support that we as a family have received in the last 6 months, and are excited to participate in this walk to raise money for PanCAN to help support other families who are fighting this miserable fight. Though this is long from over, there is optimism right now, and we are so thankful for those who've gone before us to help pave the way and develop new treatments to give families a restored hope in the face of this horrific disease. Please support below by joining us for the walk or donating if you cannot be here in person. We love you, and couldn't do this without this amazing network of friends and family supporting us.

With love and gratitude: Smitty, Elna, Brielle and Jacob


My team and I are taking steps to end pancreatic cancer at PanCAN PurpleStride on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

We want to make the biggest impact on the lives of pancreatic cancer patients – and we need your help to do that!

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! We’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal – because the more money we raise, the bigger impact we make – and would appreciate a gift of any size to help us get there.  

PanCAN PurpleStride is for everyone, and we’d love for you to join our team! Just click the Register button at the top of this page and follow a few easy steps to get set up. And anyone who registers and raises $50 will receive an official PanCAN PurpleStride 2023 T-shirt!

Can we count on you to get us one step closer to the day where pancreatic cancer patients don’t just survive but thrive?

Patients and families need us now more than ever.

Thank you for your support!

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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.