Welcome to our team fundraising page!
IN THE WORDS OF JOEY D: YO!!!
I’m a two-timer - of the best kind. I’ve survived pancreatic cancer twice since my first diagnosis in 2011 and today, am cancer-free. My cancer was caught early. Most cases - 8 out of 10 - are caught after the cancer has spread. Thus, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers
In 2011, the 5-year survival rate was 6%.
Today, the 5-year survival rate is 12%. We’ve made progress - with significant help from PurpleStride.
Team GrapeFul and I are doing PurpleStride in support of a very dear friend, Joey D and his family. Joe was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August, one month short of his retirement. Joe is such a loving and thoughtful human being - with an amazing wife and family - and has always been supportive to me and his friends. It’s truly an honor to give back.
We also honor the lives of dear friends lost to this disease and their loved ones who deeply care for them: Ken Hornbaker and Genevieve Doucet. Both were so young and truly remarkable people. Just before she passed, Genevieve asked that I wear my tutu this PurpleStride - which I proudly will!
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.
Do it for Joe. Do it for Ken. Do it for Genevieve. Do it for someone you know. Do it for someone you will know.
and YO! THANK YOU!!
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.